Jodhpur: A new born baby died as two doctors engaged in a verbal fight during an emergency caesarean surgery, threatening each other. The doctors kept fighting as a pregnant woman lay on the operation table, unconscious. One of the staff members recorded the whole incident on mobile. The baby had died by the time one of the doctors finally got the baby out of the womb.
The incident was reported on Tuesday from one of the biggest hospitals in Jodhpur at Umaid Hospital.
Superintendent of the hospital said, “When (the) woman was admitted, the foetus was in distress, had low heartbeat, still will probe reason for newborn’s death.” The Principal of Umaid Hospital AL Bhat said that both the doctors – Ashok Naniwal and ML Tak – have been removed and disciplinary action will be taken against them.
“A committee has been established to look into the matter and based on this committee’s report, a strict action will be taken against them,” said Bhat. “This is condemnable and a disrespect of the operation theatre. I was not present in the hospital at the time of the incident but the moment I was informed, a clarification was demanded from both the doctors” he added.
An argument had erupted between the doctors when the two were performing a C-section on a pregnant woman, scheduled because of the low heartbeat of the foetus. Reports said that Dr Ashok was already operating on another patient when the woman was brought in the operation theatre because of the feeble heartbeats of the doctors.
When anesthetist and OT in-charge Dr ML Tak asked another doctor to check the heartbeats of the foetus, Dr Ashok didn’t agree and started arguing with him. “You stay within your limits,” Dr Naniwal was seen shouting at Dr Tak. Rajasthan High Court has taken cognizance of incident and asked the hospital to submit a report by 2 PM today.