Parirenyatwa hospital has responded to our report that a woman died after her intestines were perforated during a c-section.
Harare Live on Thursday reported that president of Transform Zimbabwe, Jacob Ngarivhume’s sister died as a result of doctors mistakenly cutting her intestines during a c-section.
Parirenyatwa has debunked such claims saying the woman was cut at a private hospital but was only referred to the institution for an emergency.
In a statement they said;
“We would like to put the record straight that this patient was not operated on at Parirenyatwa Hospitals but at one of the private health care facilities. Apparently, most of the private medical facilities have no Intensive Care or High Dependency Units (ICU and HDU ) so the patient was referred to Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals’ Intensive Care Unit for further management.
They said that her health deteriorated beyond doctor’s control.
“Our doctors tried their best to salvage the situation but, unfortunately, the patient could not make it. We would want to assure members of the public that as a government health institution our focus is t save life and Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals remains the preferred referral centre for such critical patients.
Jacob Ngarivhume, the originator of the post has also issued an apology;
“I need to set the record straight. My remarks on the incident involving my late niece were misleading in that they put the blame entirely on Pari. That was not my intention.
“I was simply highlighting the challenges we are facing with our healthcare system, whether private or public. The doctors at Pari did the best they could under the circumstances but it was very evident they did not have the resources needed to save my niece’s life.
“I’m grateful for all the messages that have poured in during this difficult time. And many people have used this opportunity to share their own experiences with our public institutions.
“I am not ashamed to say I was wrong. My remarks should have been more clear for that I apologize to the hard-working men and women at Pari who do all they can to save lives under difficult circumstances,” he said.