Midwife booked over baby's death -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Midwife booked over baby’s death

KASUR, Feb 15: Saddar police registered a case against a midwife for mishandling a delivery case that resulted in the death of a seven-month fetus boy besides putting the mother in a critical condition here on Sunday.

Complainant Naziran Bibi said that her daughter Shamim Bibi became pregnant six years after her marriage. On the completion of seven months, she said she took her daughter to the private clinic of midwife Shakeela Bibi for examination on Diwan Road.

She said the midwife advised immediate delivery and demanded Rs14,000 for the case. During the delivery process, Shakeela mishandled the case and separated an ear and an arm of the baby.

Upon this, the midwife asked the family to rush the patient to the Lahore General Hospital to save the life of the mother.

According to a report, LGH doctors delivered a dead baby boy without an ear and an arm.

On the report of Naziran Bibi, Saddar police have registered a case against the midwife under section 338/C.
Source: Dawn
Date:2/16/2009