SLA shelling kills 12 pregnant mothers in March in Mullaiththeevu

[TamilNet, Saturday, 04 April 2009, 12:28 GMT]
Twelve pregnant mothers were killed due to shell blast injuries during March, according to a Mullaiththeevu Regional Director of Health Services (RDHS) report, a copy of which was obtained from Vavuniya District Secretariat. One pregnant mother, Jeruban Sathana, 22, died of severe infection without adequate medication (Septicemia) in her second trimester of preganancy, report added.

The details were recorded by the Mullaiththeevu Director of Health, and pertain to pregnant mothers who attempted to receive treatment through the Health Directorate.

Civil sources working with the Internally Displaced staying in the Safety Zone said several deaths go unreported and unaccounted for due to severe restrictions in personal movement prevailing in the eastern area of Mullaiththeevu district.

Details of the deaths due to shell blast injuries of pregnant mothers follow:

Maternal Deaths in March in Mullaiththeevu

Name of Patient

Age

Date of Death

Weeks of Pregnancy

Kamalanathan Lingeswary

22

28.02.2009

Unknown

Jegatheeswaran Vijeyakumary

38

09.03.2009

20

Balasubramaniyam Parameswary

30

11.03.2009

12

Sritharan Manoranjitham

28

11.03.2009

20

Shanmugarajah Thayalini

26

25.03.2009

16

Thankarasa Yogeswary

39

26.03.2009

22

Santhirakumar Kalaichchelvi

20

27.03.2009

28

Irasathurai Ranjini

23

27.03.2009

12

Kamalanathan Uthayarani

35

28.03.2009

08

Vasanthakumar Nanthini

33

28.03.2009

06

Thusiyanthan Arulmalar

28

28.03.2009

20

Tharmalingam Kumuthini

27

28.03.2009

32

Source: Report- RDHS, Mullaiththeevu

 

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