In the past few days, a pregnant woman has died of unexplained reasons after a normal childbirth at the Social Security Hospital of Saqqez while another pregnant woman from Mahabad suffered a brain haemorrhage after cesarean.

Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that, on Saturday morning of Oct 28, 2018, a pregnant woman from Saqqez called Leila Braei, lost her life after normal childbirth at the Social Security Hospital for unknown reasons.

The broadcast of the above news in Social media resulted in widespread reactions which led Mohsen Biglarthe (representative of Saqqez and Baneh in the parliament) to send a letter to the director of Kurdish Social Security Treatment and demand for clarifications about the causes of death of this pregnant woman.

The director of the Social Security hospital in Saqqez has also confirmed the news to the media while promising to clarify the cause of death of this pregnant woman upon further investigations in the next few days.

Moreover, on Sunday, Oct 28, a 24-year-old pregnant woman called “Arezoo D, from Mahabad, also suffered from Brain haemorrhage after cesarean operation.

She was taken to the Imam Khomeini Hospital in Mahabad two weeks before her delivery date due to feeling pain. She went under cesarean operation without due attention to her physical condition and she lost her life after a few hours for unknown reasons.