News from Mumbai: Woman and newborn baby die after BMC-run hospital performs caesarean section using flashlight; probe ordered

In a tragic incident, a 26-year-old woman and her newborn baby die after doctors performed a caesarean section under the flashlight of mobile phones at the Sushma Swaraj maternity home in Bhandup area of ​​Mumbai. Sahidun, wife of Khusruddin Ansari, was admitted to the maternity home run by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). Ansari was married to Sahidun for 11 months and lived in Bhandup area. Sahidun went into labor and was admitted on April 29.

According to media reports, the civic body has also formed a committee to investigate the death of the woman and her newborn child.

According to Sahidun’s brother-in-law, Sharukh Ansari, the plan initially was for a normal delivery. However, due to the baby’s low heart rate, the medical team decided to perform a cesarean section. “Despite the lack of adequate lighting, they continued the operation with the help of a flashlight. Although other hospital options were available, doctors chose to proceed with the procedure under risky conditions,” he said. Free press magazine.

While talking about her daughter-in-law’s health, the mother-in-law said that she was absolutely healthy and all her reports were also fine. She also added that her daughter-in-law was admitted at 7am on Monday and kept until 8pm and doctors continued to say that the delivery would be normal.

She added: “When I went to meet her I saw she was covered in blood. They made an incision and then came to get a signature stating that she had had a seizure and that an emergency caesarean section was needed.”

“Then the power went out and they didn’t send us to another hospital even after that. They took us to the operating room and performed the delivery using a telephone torch. The child died and when we cried, the doctor said that the mother it would survive. They referred us to Sion hospital, but she had also died by then. There was no oxygen available either,” the mother-in-law added NDTV.

A senior doctor from the maternity hospital, who remained anonymous, also spoke about the power outage, adding that there was a problem with the generator. “The operation was almost complete when the electricity went out. They had to rely on the torch because the generator was causing problems. It’s not the doctor’s fault. The generator was repaired the same day. The engineer had also gone to the hospital the previous day to check the generator,” the doctor said Hindustani times.

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