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A hospital without midwives or ambulances in Laghouat


Algeria – Hospital of Laghouat wilaya suffers from lack of ambulances and non-availability of midwives

Due to a lack of material and human resources, including ambulances and midwives, at the hospital in the new town of Bellil in Laghouat, a fetus died and his mother was transferred to the intensive care unit.

The family members of this woman, who was in serious condition, brought her to the hospital at 4 am, where they asked the emergency department to transfer her to Laghouat Hospital ( chief town), because his case required a trip by an ambulance

"They told us they only had one ambulance," said the woman's brother-in-law. "There was not even a midwife … and unfortunately the fetus died," he added.

The victim's family has also asked the authorities to launch a thorough investigation into this scandal of lack of resources in the health sector.

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