A newborn was beheaded and the head was left inside the Hindu woman’s womb thereby putting her life in jeopardy. The horrifying incident took place on Sunday, June 19 at the Rural Hospital Chachro in Pakistan’s Sindh province. The 32-year-old Hindu woman has been identified as Dharma Bheel’s wife Maluka.
The Hindu Bheel woman was taken to a hospital in neighboring Mithi but had to be eventually taken to Jamshoro’s Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS) since there were no medical facilities at Mithi. Her life was saved after the newborn’s severed head was removed at LUMHS.
“The Bheel Hindu woman, who belongs to a far-flung village in Tharparkar district, had first gone to a Rural Health Centre (RHC) in her area but with no female gynaecologist available, the inexperienced staff caused her immense trauma. In a botched procedure on Sunday, an RHC staff cut off the unborn baby’s head and left it in the mother’s womb”, said LUMHS Gynaecology Unit head Professor Raheel Sikander. Sikandar also said that the woman’s uterus was ruptured since the baby’s head was trapped inside and they had to surgically open her abdomen to remove the head to save her life.
There was also an attempt to cover up the incident by the Sindh Government which falsely claimed that the incident occurred at a private Christian hospital. The Pakistani government was forced to take action after the news went viral. It ordered the formation of a medical investigation board and asked the authorities to probe the matters to find the perpetrators.
A separate investigation has been ordered by Dr. Juman Bahoto who is the Director-General of Sindh Health Services. He stated that the committees find out what happened as well as probe every aspect including the lack of a gynaecologist and female personnel at the Chachro RHC.
He further said that the inquiry committee will also look into reports alleging that some of the hospital staff were clicking pictures and videos of the woman even as she lay on the stretcher struggling for her life. “Apparently, some members of the staff took her photos on a mobile phone in the gynaecology ward and shared those pictures with different WhatsApp groups,” Juman said.
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