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FUKUSHIMA (Kyodo) A doctor in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of professional negligence resulting in the 2004 death of a woman on which he had performed a Caesarean section, police said.

Police alleged that Katsuhiko Kato, 38, performed a Caesarean on the woman at Fukushima Prefectural Ono Hospital on Dec. 17, 2004, without transferring her to a hospital with better facilities and staff, even though he knew she was suffering from an adherent placenta and that the procedure could lead to considerable blood loss.

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