Often when a woman dies during child birth at a hospital in Manipur, the
system of mob justice comes into place which usually goes hand in hand with violence and destruction of property. These kinds of actions discourage the doctors and sometimes they give up practice, which creates further problem in
the society. Dr. Nabakanta Sharma calmly explains why these kinds of things happen in the society and the drawbacks it brings. He shares his own experiences of such sort in this episode. In one instance, he was forced to fork out a sum of rupees one lakh for removing the uterus of a woman,
even though he practically saved the woman’s life along with her child. And in another instance, he was appreciated when he removed the uterus of a young unmarried woman to save her life. He pointed out the stark
difference in the reaction of the people in these two cases.
Dr. Nabakanta also talks about the challenges of child birth procedures in
the hospitals. According to World Health Organization, the chance of complications that can arise during such operations is 10% i.e., one out of every ten women operated have a chance of developing complications. We also discuss about the instances in Manipur where difficulties have also risen because of negligence of doctors. He says that not all of these incidents arise out of negligence but sometimes out of complications which is beyond the control of the doctor.