Inexperienced staff cut off the newborn’s head during birth, leaving it in a woman’s womb in Pakistan; ordered probe

KARACHI: In case of gross medical negligence, inexperienced staff of rural health center in PakistanC ‘ Sind a province beheaded an unborn baby in the mother’s womb during childbirth, leaving the 32-year-old Hindu in a life-threatening situation.
The tragedy prompted the Sindh government to set up a medical commission of inquiry to investigate the incident and track down the perpetrators.
“The Hindu woman Bhil, who belongs to a remote village in Tarparkar Districtfirst went to a rural health center (RHC) in her area, but without a gynecologist available, the inexperienced staff caused her great trauma, “said Prof. Rachel Sikanderwho heads the Department of Gynecology at Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS) in Jamshoro.
He said RHC staff cut off the newborn baby’s head in the mother’s womb and left her in a failed operation on Sunday.
When the woman faced a life-threatening situation, she was rushed to a nearby hospital in Miti, where there were no conditions for treatment. Her family eventually took her to LUMHS, where the rest of the newborn’s body was removed from the mother’s womb, saving her life, he said.
Sikandar said the baby’s head was trapped inside and the mother’s uterus had ruptured and her abdomen had to be surgically opened and her head removed to save her life.
The appalling blunder prompted Sindh’s director general of health services, Dr. Juman Bachoto, to order separate investigations into the case.
He said the inquiry commissions would find out what had happened, especially the absence of a gynecologist and RHC staff in Chachro.
The commissions of inquiry will also consider reports that the woman must have suffered trauma from filming her video while lying on a stretcher.
“Apparently some staff members took pictures of her on a mobile phone in the gynecology department and shared these photos with various groups on WhatsApp,” Juman added.

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