In Sindh, untrained health center personnel cut off the head of the baby in the uterus while delivering a pregnant woman. The condition of the 32-year-old Hindu woman had become very critical after the incident.
A case of serious medical negligence has come to light at a rural health center in Sindh province of Pakistan. The untrained personnel of the health center cut off the head of the baby in the uterus while delivering the pregnant woman. The condition of the 32-year-old Hindu woman had become very critical after the incident. The Sindh government has constituted a medical examination board to investigate the matter and trace the culprits.
Professor Raheel Sikandar, head of the department of gynecology at Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS), Jamshoro, said, “The woman from the Bhil Hindu community hails from a remote village in Tha park district. She first reached the Rural Health Center (RHC) in her locality, but there was no female gynecologist and the untrained personnel of the center caused a lot of pain during the delivery.
Sikander, the RHC personnel performed the surgery on Sunday and cut off the head of the child in the uterus itself. Due to this, the woman’s health deteriorated and she was taken to a nearby hospital in Mithi, where there was no arrangement for her treatment.
Sikandar told that after this the family members of the woman took her to LUMHS, where the rest of the child’s body was taken out. The baby’s head was trapped inside and the mother’s uterus was damaged, due to which doctors had to perform abdominal surgery to save the woman’s life and remove the child’s head.
Director-General of Sindh Health Services Dr. Juman Bahoto has ordered an inquiry into the incident related to playing with the lives of the mother and child. He said, “The inquiry committee will find out what happened in the case. She will specifically try to find out why there was no female gynecologist or staff in the RHC at Chhachro.”
Photo said the inquiry committee would also look into reports that videos of the woman were made while she was on the stretcher. He said that some employees in the gynecology ward took photographs of the woman from their mobiles, made videos, and shared them with the people.