Family Loses Mother in Childbirth, After She was Turned Away by 6 Hospitals – Buzzooks – Social and Trending News
A family lost a 28-year-old woman after she was turned away by no less than 6 hospitals, leading to massive blood loss.
On Friday afternoon, Kathy Bulatao gave birth to her third baby at their home in Caloocan City, Metro Manila, with the help of a midwife. But due to complications, she had to be brought to the hospital. She was rapidly losing blood as she was bleeding profusely.
“Masyado raw malalim ang isang inunan, hindi daw nailabas,” explained Kathy’s husband, Jan Christian Bulatao.
Jan Christian ran outside their home and quickly sought help from the patrolling barangay tanods. Kathy was rushed to the hospital using the barangay’s rescue vehicle. The family did not expect, however, that the simple trip to the hospital would lead to a nearly 6-hour trip around Metro Manila as they searched for a hospital that would accept Kathy.
At least six of the hospitals they had gone to turned them away, telling them they didn’t have available rooms and no blood supply amid the COVID-19 outbreak. One hospital has space but would only accept Kathy if Jan Christian paid Php30,000 as downpayment.
“Sabi nila hindi raw pupuwede, bago maoperahan sana at least may maibigay daw kaming downpayment. Nakiusap ako na kukunin ko naman ang pera sa bahay, wala lang akong dala kasi emergency,” the grieving husband shared.
Because the hospital won’t admit Kathy despite Jan Christian’s pleas, the family had to find another hospital who would accept her. The nearly 6-hour trip would cost her life.
“Siyempre nauubusan na kada minuto ang asawa ko ng dugo, hirap nang huminga. Hindi man lang sinukat ang vitals niya para alam namin kung aabot pa sa susunod naming pupuntahang ospital,” he lamented.
They finally found a private hospital in Bulacan that would accept Kathy, but Jan Christian was unable to wake her up. She lost so much blood that there was nothing the hospital could do to revive her.
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