Nurse causes 'catastrophic injury to baby during delivery'

Clay Curtis
January 11, 2019

It is alleged two nurses in the medical team, Amritlal Singh and Juhjar Singh, hid the child's headless body in the medical centre's mortuary and advised one of the hospital's doctors that they had finished Ms Kanwar's delivery but there was a problem delivering the placenta.

A pregnant woman, named as Dikhsha Kanwar, was admitted to Ramgarh Community Health Centre in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer district on January 6 after her contractions began, the Hindustan Times reports.

Barmer: In a awful case of medical negligence, a woman's baby was split into half during delivery in government hospital of Ramgarh area, Rajasthan. She is reportedly fighting for her life now.

The incident took place at a hospital in Jaisalmer's Ramgarh.

A case has been opened against two male nurses but police are yet to arrest them. Also, the family didn't inform that the head of the baby was inside the womb.

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According to the reports, the physicians at the time of delivery pulled the child's feet so forcefully that the child's head was separated from the torso and the head remained inside the womb.

After she was transferred, doctors performed the operation during which they found the baby's head in the womb and informed the woman's family. "On examining her, I found the placenta to be hard and referred her to Jodhpur", Dr Sankhla, Jawahar Hospital, Jaisalmer, said.

On Wednesday, a case was filed under IPC sections 304 A (causing death by negligence) and 336 (act endangering life or personal safety) against the two staffers of Ramgarh PHC.

Mr Bhati alleged that the nurses at the Ramgarh centre were drunk.

"When questioned, the hospital staffers handed over the lower part of the foetus to us", he said.

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