Woman loses baby as docs argue inside delivery room

An argument between two doctors inside the operation theatre at a hospital here cost a woman her baby, officials said.
Woman loses baby as docs argue inside delivery room
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The incident took place at the Umaid Women and Children Hospital on Tuesday when gynaecologist Ashok Nainwal and anaesthetist ML Tak entered into a verbal spat over checking the heartbeat of the child, said Amilal Bhat, principal of the SN Medical College, which runs the hospital. 
One of the doctors later walked out of the operation theatre. The child succumbed due to falling pulse rate, he said. 
The incident vent viral after somebody present in the delivery room made a video of the development. Bhat said one of the doctors (an assistant professor) has been suspended and the file of the other doctor has been sent to the personnel department at Jaipur on the government’s direction. 
“An inquiry committee has also been constituted to probe the matter,” he said. The woman, identified as Anita, was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday morning. She was taken to the labour room, where a doctor checked her and recommended an immediate cesarean delivery.
Rajasthan HC directs DC to take strict action 
The Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday after taking cognizance has directed Jodhpur district collector to take strict action in an incident where a baby died at Jodhpur’s Umaid hospital as an outcome of clashes between doctors inside the operation theatre. 
The court has also given time till September 4 to answer what all actions have been taken in the regard. The High Court said that this despicable incident has tarnished the image of Jodhpur and medical world.

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