Nurse in Rajasthan's Ramgarh decapitates newborn during delivery, leaving head inside womb; police yet to take action

FP Staff

Ramgarh: A shocking dereliction of duty has come to light from a hospital in Ramgarh district of Rajasthan. A male nurse working at a government medical centre has "decapitated a baby while pulling too hard during a difficult birth".

The mother is said to be battling for her life after the incident.

During the time of the delivery, the nurse pulled the foetus so carelessly that it resulted in splitting the body of the baby into two parts. After the incident, the nurse along with a colleague deposited the lower part of the foetus in the centre's mortuary and asked the family of the victim to take her to Jaisalmer for further treatment.

The Ramgarh health centre also lied to the gynaecologist at the hospital and said that they have finished the delivery. The hospital staff left the placenta in the womb.

Later, a team of doctors headed by Dr Ravindra Sankhla operated the victim again and found that the foetus' head is in the womb. The doctors then informed the victim's kin about the incident.

ANI quoted Dr Sankhla from Jaisalmer's Jawahar Hospital as saying that: "The reports from the Ramgarh health centre stated that delivery had been done. Also, the family didn't inform that the head of the baby was inside the womb. On examining her I found the placenta to be hard and referred her to Jodhpur."

The woman's husband has lodged a complaint against the Ramgarh hospital staff but the police is yet to arrest them.

Meanwhile, the Rajasthan State Human Rights Commission has taken cognizance of the incident and sought a report from Jaisalmer SP and CMHO, ANI reported.

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