Doctor, nurse detained in Rampur baby case

Rampur: A woman doctor and a staff nurse of the district hospital in Rampur have been detained after the head of a baby got separated from its body during delivery as it was allegedly pulled out of the mother's womb forcefully. (Read more)

Dr Taiyaba Iqbal and staff nurse Madhuri have been detained and a case under Sections 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and 315 (prevent child being born alive or to cause it to die after birth) of the IPC lodged against them, police said today.

Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minster and local MLA Mohd. Azam Khan has expressed anguish over the incident and advised the local administration to take proper action, Fashat Khan Shanoo, PRO of the minister said. Meanwhile, taking serious note of the incident, a team of Uttarakhand Women's Welfare Association visited the district hospital and said that the woman whose baby's head got separated from its body on Sunday was not being treated with required attention.

The incident came to light on Monday after which the local people raised a furore, alleging medical negligence. A local leader had also alleged that severed parts of the body were dumped in a dustbin.

Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) of Rampur Dr Shankar Lal Saraswat had said an inquiry would be launched in the matter.

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