Bulgarian Midwife Faces 17 Allegations in UK

Crime | November 27, 2012, Tuesday // 09:19|  views

Margarita Avramova was one of four Bulgarian midwives recruited to fill positions at Royal Surrey County Hospital, pictured. Photo by dailymail.co.uk

Bulgarian midwife Margarita Avramova faces 17 allegations related to mistakes made during a supervisory protectorship program in the UK, it has been made clear during a hearing.

Margarita Avramova was one of four Bulgarian midwives recruited to fill positions at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, Surrey, in June 2009, the Daily Mail informs.

Within months, she was placed on a supervision program because of concerns about her skills.

Greg Unwin for the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has said that "concerns were raised in relation to gaps in the registrant's knowledge, difficulties in relation to her communication skills, failing to react appropriately and her record keeping skills."

The Bulgarian midwife allegedly intended to administer an injection to a baby with a syringe containing an air bubble while under the supervision of a mentor on November  27, 2009.

She is also charged with failing to properly check a mother's blood pressure, failing to take the proper steps to treat a new born with a slow heart rate, and pulling a baby's head when not instructed to do so.

Avramova was eventually sacked in June 2010 after she failed to show the necessary improvement.

"The NMC's case is that the errors go beyond simple incompetence and are appropriately charged as misconduct," Greg Uniwn has stated, as cited by the Daily Mail.

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