A woman in India who fell unconscious during childbirth has said she had no idea she had been put on an antibiotic cocktail after her first-born child died.
The woman, who has been identified only as K, said she was rushed to a hospital in Gurgaon after the child collapsed in the maternity ward at her hospital.
“I didn’t have a clue about the situation,” K said.
“I was in my own room, my husband and I were having a conversation about what was happening to my baby and I started to feel ill.”
Then I felt a pain on my chest and then the pain spread and I was rushed for a CT scan.
I was shocked. “
After they got married I got the news that the baby had died.
I was shocked.
It was a horrible experience,” she said.
She was given an antibiotic for her first baby, but was then put on the same cocktail.
“It’s hard to explain how you feel.
It’s the worst feeling you can get.
I could not sleep, I couldn’t talk,” she added.”
But when I was transferred to the ICU, I was very worried about how my baby was dying and I told my husband, ‘Don’t worry, I have no clue what’s going on.'”
K’s story is one of hundreds that have been reported across India in the wake of a national crackdown on the use of antibiotics.
The government has promised to take action against drug makers, but the country has been hit hard by a sharp rise in antibiotic-resistant infections in recent years.
The crackdown on antibiotics has led to a spike in antibiotic resistance, which can lead to severe infections, and it has prompted some to argue that India’s health system is failing to provide the needed care.
According to a report by the World Health Organisation, India has the second-highest rate of antibiotic resistance among the 34 countries that it monitors.
India also has the highest rate of deaths due to antibiotic-related complications.
A recent study by the National Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) found that the number of deaths from antibiotic-associated infections was nearly double that from pneumonia.
It also found that more than a third of India’s new infections had occurred in the last six months.
The Indian government has said it will crack down on antibiotic misuse in the country’s healthcare system, but many experts say that is not enough.
Dr K, who lives in the state of Bihar, said her family had not been given the proper information about the cocktail she was given.
“When we were informed about the drugs, we were told the only thing we need to know is that we should get our first-child back, but no-one was telling us,” she told The Hindu.
“The drugs were given as a precautionary measure, and we are still waiting for the results of our test results.”