Hospital Staff Cut Off Newborn’s Head, Leave it Inside Hindu Woman’s Womb In Pakistan

Hospital staff of a rural health centre in Pakistan’s Sindh province amputated a new-born baby’s head and left it inside the mother’s womb, putting the 32-year-old Hindu woman’s life in jeopardy.

The terrible tragedy prompted the Sindh government to establish a medical inquiry board to investigate the incident and identify the culprits

Professor Raheel Sikander, who heads the gynaecology unit at the Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS) in Jamshoro said, the Bheel Hindu woman, belongs to a remote village and went to a Rural Health Centre (RHC) in her area, but because there was no female gynaecologist available, the inexperienced staff caused her trauma.

In a bungled procedure on Sunday, he added, the RHC staff sliced off the unborn baby’s head in the mother’s womb and left it within her.

When the women faced a life-threatening scenario, she was brought to a neighbouring hospital in Mithi, where there were no amenities to treat her.

Her family eventually brought her to the LUMHS, where the newborn’s body was removed from the mother’s womb, sparing her life, he added.

The baby’s head was entrapped within, and the mother’s uterus had ruptured, so they had to open up her abdomen medically and remove the head to save her life, according to Sikandar.

Dr. Juman Bahoto, Director General of Sindh Health Services, has ordered separate investigations into the issue as a result of the shocking blunder.

He stated that the investigation committees will look into what happened, particularly the lack of a gynaecologist and female personnel at the RHC in Chachro.

The inquiry committees will also look into reports that he woman was subjected to the traumatic experience of having her video shot while lying on a stretcher.

Several members of the staff allegedly captured her images on their phones in the gynaecology ward and shared them with other WhatsApp groups.

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