A woman made headlines after giving birth in the waiting area of Laguna Provincial hospital. In a now deleted video, a netizen who happened to be in the same hospital captured how the woman was already undergoing labor and asking for help while lying down on a couple of chairs pushed together.
In an episode of TV 5’s “Aksyon”, news anchor Raffy Tulfo said his other show was tagged in the viral video in an effort to report what appeared to be a case of medical malpractice. The news anchor then proceeded to show a censored clip from the original video, where the woman can be seen giving birth to her child in the waiting area of the provincial hospital.
Upon watching the video, Raffy Tulfo called the current director of Laguna Provincial Hospital, Dr. Edgar Palacol, to ask him for an explanation regarding the incident. The news anchor explained that netizens wanted to know why the woman was not rushed to the delivery room and was left to give birth in the waiting area.
Speaking on behalf of the hospital, Dr. Palacol said the woman was not abandoned by their medical team. He even pointed out that it was a nurse from the hospital who was caught on video helping out the woman go through labor. The director further explained that when the woman came in, all the delivery rooms and operating rooms in the hospital were full.
Dr. Palacol said she was made to sit in the waiting area because when a doctor came to check the dilation of her cervix, it was only at 3 cm. This meant she was not yet ready to deliver the baby, which was why they did not expect her to go through labor so quickly. However, since this was apparently her fifth pregnancy, Dr. Palacol explained that her cervix dilated a lot faster than normal, forcing her to give birth in a short amount of time.
Dr. Palacol also assured the news anchor that the woman and her child were safe and are back for their follow-up check-up. He added that the woman was actually more concerned about the video went viral because her private parts were shown without her permission.
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