Auckland childbirth tragedy: Mum, baby die – grieving husband begs for investigation

A father who lost his wife during childbirth and their newborn daughter four days later is pleading for an investigation into their sudden deaths.

Speaking exclusively to the Weekend Herald, Charitha Meepegama said his wife Nilakshani (Nishi) Silva underwent an emergency C-section in an ambulance last Saturday morning and died a short time later.

The couple’s baby daughter, Eliana, was rushed to Auckland Hospital but her grieving father made the agonising decision to switch off life support four days later. The pair will be buried together today.

“I want some answers,” Meepegama said. Read more

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