In another shocking incident from Uttar Pradesh, a school dropout was hired at a private nursing home to perform surgeries in Sultanpur district of UP. And, when recently he performed a ‘caesarean section’ using a razor blade at an unregistered nursing facility, it caused the death of the new mother and her baby.
In the heartbreaking incident, the baby died minutes after birth while the woman bled to death hours after the surgery on Wednesday night.
Dropped Out In Class 8 Hired To Perform Surgery
As per the Times Now, 30-year-old Rajendra Shukla, who just studied till class 8 was hired by Rajesh Sahni, the owner of Maa Sharda Hospital. He used to perform surgeries at the ill-equipped facility in the village.
On the complaint of the victim’s husband, police have booked both Shukla and Sahni for culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
Used razor blades to perform C-section
As per TOI, Sultanpur SP Arvind Chaturvedi shared that the incident came to light after Rajaram, lodged a complaint that his wife Poonam (33) and their newborn died due to medical negligence at the hospital.
He further added: “We found that it was an unregistered clinic with no infrastructure to perform surgeries. Quacks used razor blades to conduct operations.”
On Wednesday, Rajaram’s wife went into labour pain. He took her to a midwife who suggested him to shift his wife to a primary health centre as her condition deteriorated.
After her C-section surgery at the nursing facility, Poonam started bleeding profusely. The quack suggested the woman’s husband rush her to the district hospital. But as there was no hospital nearby, Poonam was taken to Lucknow’s KGMU Trauma Centre, 140-km away, where she succumbed to her injures.
Though the investigation is on its way, it is heartbreaking how this young woman and her baby lost their lives because of the lack of authorities’ actions against illegal clinics. As we are mourning the death of this new mom and her baby, hope authorities would provide this husband with speedy justice and would take steps so that many lives could be saved!