Rajasthan: Baby’s body split into two, hospital staff booked

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During the time of the delivery, the nurse pulled the foetus so carelessly that it resulted in splitting the body of the baby into two parts.

The Rajasthan health minister Raghu Sharma ordered an inquiry into the shocking incident in which the nursing staff of a health centre in Jaisalmer pulled out a baby with brutal force, severing its head, on Thursday.

While delivering the child, one of the nurses was said to have "pulled so hard" that the baby was split into two parts last January 6 in a community health center in Ramgarh, reports The Hindustan Times.

The mother is said to be battling for her life after the incident. Also, the family didn't inform that the head of the baby was inside the womb.

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Both men have been suspended and an internal investigation is now underway.

Meanwhile, the Rajasthan State Human Rights Commission has taken cognizance of the incident and sought a report from Jaisalmer SP and CMHO, ANI reported. The doctor wasn't present there, and the compounder called another person to help him during the delivery.

The woman was then taken to Jawahar Hospital for further treatment after staff said there had been a "complication" with the birth.

The woman was taken to the Umaid hospital in Jodhpur.

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During the delivery a male nurse pulled at the foetus so hard that it broke into two parts, it was reported.

The family came to know about it after they were informed by the doctors in Jodhpur, who surgically removed the baby's head.

On Wednesday, a case was filed under IPC sections 304 A (causing death by negligence) and 336 (act endangering life or personal safety) against the two staffers of Ramgarh PHC.

Jalam Singh, sub-inspector and investigating officer of the case, said no arrests had been made.

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