A male nurse helping a woman deliver her baby at a government health centre in Rajasthan allegedly yanked out the baby, ripping the infant into two. The nurse, instead of treating the woman, hid the dismembered part of the baby and sent her off to another hospital, the woman said in a complaint to the police.
It was only when the doctors at a government hospital in Jodhpur examined the woman that they discovered that the nurse had left the baby’s head inside her.
The incident was reported from Jaisalmer’s Ramgarh. The baby’s torso has been found. The police, acting on the woman’s complaint, questioned the male nurse about the botched-up procedure. He, a police officer told Hindustan Times, led the police to the spot where he had hidden the torso.
Tilok Bhati, the baby’s father, alleged that staff at the community health centre in Jaisalmer’s Ramgarh didn’t inform him about the botch-up. He also alleged that the hospital staffers were drunk and misbehaved with him.
A case was filed under IPC sections 304 A (causing death by negligence) and 336 (act endangering life or personal safety) against two staffers of the Ramgarh hospital.
Dr Nikhil Sharma, in charge at the Ramgarh community health center, said that he wasn’t around when the incident took place. “Instead of informing me, the medical staff conducted the delivery on their own. I came to know of the incident only when the police started inquiry,” he claimed.
He said that the staff had deposited the part of the body in the mortuary and didn’t inform the family.
The chief medical and health officer of Jaisalmer, Dr BL Bunkar said he had visted the hospital after incident and a team led by the joint director of health will probe the matter..
First Published: Jan 10, 2019 15:07 IST
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