The National Human Rights Commission of India (NHRC) issued a notice to the Rajasthan government over reports of separation of a baby’s head from its body during delivery in Jaisalmer district on 10 January.
The head of the baby was later removed from the mother’s womb in a hospital in Jodhpur.
On January 12, a male nurse working at a government medical centre ‘decapitated a baby while pulling too hard during a difficult birth’.
At the time of delivery, the nurse pulled the foetus so carelessly that it resulted in the splitting of the baby’s body into two parts.
After the incident, the nurse, along with a colleague, deposited the lower part of the foetus in the centre’s mortuary and asked the family of the lady to take her to Jaisalmer for further treatment.
Another mistake that the Ramgarh health centre committed was lying to the gynecologist at Jodhpur Umaid hospital that they have finished the delivery.
The Ramgarh’s hospital staff left the placenta in the womb. Later, a team of doctors headed by Dr Ravindra Sankhla operated the victim again and found that the foetus’ head is in the womb. The doctors then informed the victim’s kin about the incident.