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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Newborn dies during delivery in Pakistan, orders for investigation, head left in womb

The tragedy has prompted the Sindh government to set up a medical inquiry board to probe the incident and trace the culprits.

The tragedy has prompted the Sindh government to set up a medical inquiry board to probe the incident and trace the culprits.

Inexperienced workers at a rural health center in Pakistan’s Sindh province have beheaded an unborn baby during delivery in a case of gross medical negligence, endangering the life of a 32-year-old woman.

The tragedy prompted the Sindh government to set up a medical inquiry board to investigate the incident and trace the culprits.

Professor Raheel Sikander said, “The woman, who hails from a remote village in Tharparkar district, had earlier gone to the Rural Health Center (RHC) in her area, but inexperienced staff made her very difficult as no female gynecologist was available. Huge blow.” , who heads the Gynecology Unit of Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS) in Jamshoro.

He said that in the surgery performed on Sunday, the RHC staff cut off the head of the newborn in the mother’s womb and left it inside.

taken to hospital

When the woman faced a life-threatening condition, she was taken to the nearest hospital in Mithi, where there was no facility for her treatment. Eventually, her family brought her to LUMHS, where the rest of the newborn’s body was removed from the mother’s womb, saving her life, they said.

Dr. Sikandar said that the baby’s head was stuck inside and the mother’s uterus had ruptured and they had to open her abdomen and take out the head to save her life.

separate inquiry order

This horrific mistake prompted the Director General of Sindh Health Services, Dr. Juman Bahoto, to order a separate inquiry into the matter.

He said inquiry committees would find out what happened, especially the absence of gynecologists and female staff at RHC in Chachro.

The inquiry committees will also look into reports that the woman had to go through the trauma of taking a video of her lying on a stretcher.

“Apparently, some staff members took pictures of her on a mobile phone in the gynecology ward and shared those pictures with various WhatsApp groups,” Dr. Juman said.

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