Medical Staff Cuts off Head of a Newborn in Pakistan, Leaves It inside the Mother’s Womb

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Published: June 21,2022 02:33 PM
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In a horrific incident, the staff of a rural health centre in Pakistan's Sindh province severed the head of a newborn baby and left it inside the mother's womb

 June 21, 2022: In a horrific incident, the staff of a rural health centre in Pakistan's Sindh province severed the head of a newborn baby and left it inside the mother's womb, leaving the 32-year-old Hindu woman in a life-threatening situation.



The tragic incident prompted the Sindh government to form a medical inquiry board to get to the bottom of the incident and trace the culprits.



"The Bheel Hindu woman, who belongs to a far-flung village in Tharparkar district, had first gone to a Rural Health Centre (RHC) in her area but with no female gynaecologist available, the inexperienced staff caused her immense trauma," said Professor Raheel Sikander, who heads the gynaecology unit of the Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS) in Jamshoro. A NDTV report said.



The RHC staff cut off the newborn baby's head in the mother's womb and left it inside her in a botched-up surgery conducted on Sunday, he said.



When the woman faced a life-threatening situation, she was rushed to a nearby hospital in Mithi where there were no facilities to treat her. Eventually, her family brought her to the LUMHS where the rest of the body of the newborn was taken out of the mother's womb, saving her life, he said.



Sikandar said the baby's head was entrapped inside and the mother's uterus had been ruptured and they had to open up her abdomen surgically and take out the head to save her life.



The horrifying blunder prompted Director General of Sindh Health Services Dr Juman Bahoto to order separate inquiries into the case.