In a botched-up delivery, nurses pull baby too hard, leave h
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Staff at a government healthcare centre reportedly caused an unborn baby to be decapitated inside the womb in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer district.

The incident took place on January 6. The matter came to light recently after a police complaint was lodged by the victim’s family members at Ramgarh police station.

Following the incident, “A doctor was put on awaited posting order and two male nurses were suspended on Thursday night after finding negligence in the unborn delivery case,” Joint Director, Jodhpur zone, S K Parmar has said.

In their complaint, the family members alleged that the male nurses pulled the foetus forcefully following which the baby got separated into two parts, with the lower body part coming out and the head left inside the womb.

The in-charge of community healthcare centre who has been put on awaited posting order claimed he was not present at the time of the incident and learnt about the matter only after the police inquired about it.

He said the accused male nurses deposited the lower part of the foetus at the hospital mortuary and asked the family members of the woman to take her to Jodhpur.

Doctors at Umaid Hospital in Jodhpur operated upon the woman and found the head of the foetus inside the womb.

A case has been registered under Section 304 A (causing death by negligence) and Section 336 (endangering life of a person) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the police has said.

Rajasthan Health Minister Raghu Sharma has constituted a probe committee to look into the incident.

“A committee has been constituted to investigate the matter. Strict action will be taken against those found guilty. It is a severe case. The government has a zero tolerance policy towards such negligence and it will not be tolerated,” the health minister has said.

Meanwhile, the mother is recuperating at the Umaid Hospital.

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In 1970s when I started my practice we used to have emergency breech with hydrocephalus where band head could not be delivered by vagina due to large head (not by Negligence)we had to deliver head or abdomen by surgery these were cases of Obstructed labour and Not such Gross negligence . this is absolutely gruesome obstetrics .
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Dr. S●●●●●v S●●●●●1 Obstetrics and Gynaecology
The case as it seems has been single handedly managed by the male nurse and pending the joining of the in-charge m.o. the fact seems to be substantiated. If the authorised doctor has done it in absence of a proper gynecologist or referral we have scientific explanations like arrest of after-coming head, hydrocephalus, maceration etc. but there was no counselling and no evidence that things have been explained to the patient. There is a possibility that the body has been pulled out without applying proper manoeuvre unless and otherwise proved.... Read more
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Dr. N●●●●m S●●●h Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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