Doctor Pulls Off Baby’s Head During Delivery
Commotion ensues at Rampur district hospital in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, as a gynaecologist, was at the wrong end of birth giving, when his crude and careless method of child delivery yanked off a baby’s head.
“As the legs emerged first, the doctor tied the infant’s limb to a rope and attempted to extract it from the womb. But the delicate body could not bear the wrench, and the birth occurred with the head still stuck in the mother’s body. The headless infant was discarded in a bin, and the doctor proceeded to surgically remove the stuck head,” as quoted by TimesofIndia.
Following the registration of the case at the First Information Report (FIR), Dr Tayyaba Iqbal and the nurse on duty at the time, Madhuri, were WANTED, as a large gathering of people protested the cruelty outside the hospital on Tuesday, November 17, as news spread.
Speaking of the tragic incident to TimesofIndia, Chief medical superintendent, Joshna Pant of the district hospital’s women’s ward said:
“The patient was a 35-year-old resident of Ahmadnagar-Tarana village. She had been admitted on Saturday for delivery of her baby. She went into labour on Sunday evening, and the doctor on duty found it was breech birth – with the legs emerging first. The doctor attempted to deliver the baby by tying its foot with a cord and pulling.”
According to the medical superintendent, as soon as she was informed of the incident, arrangements were made to surgically remove the baby’s head from the woman’s body, adding that she was at a loss to explain why the doctor on duty had to adopt such a bizarre procedure for delivery.
The patient’s sister-in-law said: “The doctor and nurse are both absconding now. We were shocked to see her in a pool of blood, the baby headless.”
It was further learnt that late Tuesday, police managed to arrest Iqbal and the nurse. A case under Sections 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and 315 (act done with intent to prevent child being born alive or to cause it to die after birth) of IPC was then lodged.