Indian nurse 'pulls baby's head off during birth'

Cheryl Sanders
January 11, 2019

However, at night when she went into labour, her family rushed her to the centre where two nurses, Amrit Lal and Jhujhaar Singh, didn't inform the doctor on duty and made a decision to go ahead with the delivery.

Following the incident which reportedly happened on January 6, the nurse and a colleague took the torso of the baby to the mortuary of the hospital in Ramgarh in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer district.

He then realised something was horribly wrong while attempting to remove the placenta, Hindustan Times reported.

After the incident, they asked family members to take the woman to Jaisalmer claiming that the opening of the womb had closed and it was hard to take the umbilical cord out.

The baby's father told India's English news channel Times Now on Thursday that hospital staff members failed to tell him about their mistake and even tried to hide the baby's body from 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.

The woman was taken to the nearby Ummed Hospital in Jodphur, where shocked doctors, thinking they were delivering a placenta, instead found the baby's head.

After travelling for four hours, the family reached the Umaid hospital in Jodhpur where the doctors induced labour to start the birth. Also, the family didn't inform that the head of the baby was inside the womb.

The family reached Ramgarh police station on Wednesday and lodged a case against the two nurses. Dr Usha Duggad, principal medical officer at Jawahar government hospital said it was a rare case.

"The doctor on duty Dr Nikhil Sharma, who was not called for the delivery, has been removed and put on APO (awaiting posting orders)", said Dr BL Bunkar, Chief Medical and Health Officer of Jaisalmer.

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