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

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

After the botched delivery, the accused male nurse and his colleague took the torso of the baby to the mortuary of the hospital and asked the family of the victim to take her to Jaisalmer for further treatment.

During the time of the delivery, the nurse pulled the foetus so carelessly that it resulted in splitting the body of the baby into two parts.

Barmer: In a awful case of medical negligence, a woman's baby was split into half during delivery in government hospital of Ramgarh area, Rajasthan.

Gynecologist Dr. Ravindra Sankhla said that the staff of the health center informed him that the baby's placenta was still inside the mother's womb. A case has been registered against the two male nurses but police are yet to arrest them.

The police have filed a case under Indian Penal Code Sections 304A (causing death by negligence) and 336 (act endangering life or personal safety). The hospital authorities then allegedly hid the part of the body they had pulled out, and sent the woman to another hospital in Jodhpur.

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"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.

In June past year, a British gynaecologist was found guilty of medical misconduct, after she accidentally decapitated an unborn baby in the womb.

She was then transferred to Ummed Hospital in nearby Jodhpur, where doctors thinking they were recovering the placenta, were shocked to discover the foetus' dismembered head. Chief medical health officer, Jaisalmer, Dr B L Bunkar said, "I visited Ramgarh and investigated the matter".

"When questioned, the hospital staffers handed over the lower part of the foetus to us", he said.