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Court to investigate midwife over death

Court to investigate midwife over death

Even though a midwife accused of negligence in connection with a woman’s death has been released from detention, local authorities on Sunday forwarded her case to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court for further investigation.

Chan Thol, 47, who works at a health centre in Chbar Ampov district, was released on Sunday after the victim’s family withdrew its complaint.

Keo Phat, the victim’s cousin, said Thol had agreed to pay the family $4,500 in compensation for the death of 32-year-old Pov Penh.

“The victim’s relatives came to file a complaint, [but] then they compromised with the [accused], and then . . . withdrew the complaint,” said district police chief Moa Seat. “The case will still be sent to court for more investigation.”

On Thursday, Thol allegedly helped the victim during delivery at her house. A healthy baby boy was born, but the woman was bleeding heavily and transferred to a hospital, where she died the next day.

The victim’s husband, Khum Lang, 33, initially filed the complaint on Friday. Police detained Thol the next day.

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