- Employees of a rural health center in the Pakistani province of Sindh committed medical malpractice.
- The staff cut off the head of a newborn child and left it in the womb.
- When the woman faced a life-threatening situation, she was rushed to the nearest hospital in Mitya.
Newborn beheaded in Pakistan In a case of gross medical negligence, staff at a rural medical center in Pakistan’s Sindh province cut off a newborn baby’s head and left it in the womb, leaving a 32-year-old Hindu woman in a life-threatening situation.
The tragic incident prompted the government of Sindh to form a medical investigation commission to get to the bottom of the incident and find those responsible.
“A Bhil Hindu woman from a remote village in the Tharparkar district first went to the RHC in her area, but due to the lack of a female gynecologist, the inexperienced staff caused her great trauma,” said the professor. Rahil Sikander, Head of the Department of Gynecology, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS) in Jamshoro.
RHC staff cut off the head of a newborn baby in the womb and left it inside her in a botched operation on Sunday, he said.
When the woman faced a life-threatening situation, she was rushed to the nearest hospital in Mithi, where there were no facilities to treat her.
Eventually, her family brought her to LUMHS, where the rest of the newborn’s body was removed from her mother’s womb, saving her life, he said.
Sikandar said the baby’s head was stuck inside and the mother’s uterus was torn open and they had to surgically open her abdomen and take out the head to save her life.
The appalling mistake prompted Sind Health Services CEO Dr. Juman Bahoto to order a separate investigation into the case.
He said commissions of inquiry would look into what had happened, especially the absence of a gynecologist and female staff at the RHC in Chachro.
The investigating committees will also look into reports that the woman had to endure trauma due to being filmed while on a stretcher.
“Apparently, some employees took pictures of her on a mobile phone in the gynecology department and shared these pictures with different WhatsApp groups,” Juman added.