Staff cut off newborn babies’ heads and leave them in the womb of a Hindu woman in Pak

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The tragic incident happened in Pakistan’s Sindh province at a government hospital. (Representative)

Karachi:

In a case of gross medical negligence, staff at a rural health center in Pakistan’s Sindh province cut off the head of a newborn baby and left it in its mother’s womb, leaving UK Time News woman of 32 years old in a life-threatening situation.

The tragic incident prompted the Sindh government to form a medical investigation commission to shed light on the incident and find the culprits.

“Hindu woman Bheel, who belongs to a remote village in Tharparkar district, had first visited a rural health center (RHC) in her area, but with no female gynecologist available, the inexperienced staff caused her a immense trauma,” the professor said. Raheel Sikander, who heads the gynecology unit at Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS) in Jamshoro.

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RHC staff severed the newborn’s head from the mother’s womb and left it inside her in a botched operation carried out on Sunday, he said.

When the woman was faced with a life-threatening situation, she was rushed to a nearby hospital in Mithi where there were no facilities to treat her. 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, he said.

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Sikandar said the baby’s head was stuck inside and the mother’s uterus was ruptured and they had to surgically open her abdomen and remove the head to save her life.

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

He said the commissions of inquiry will find out what happened, in particular the absence of a gynecologist and female staff members at the RHC in Chachro.

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Inquiries will also look into reports that the woman had to go through the trauma of having her video taken while lying on a stretcher.

“Apparently some staff members took her photos on a cell phone in the gynecology ward and shared those photos with different WhatsApp groups,” Juman added.

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