Jodhpur: With the video of two doctors fighting as a patient lied on the operation table at Jodhpur’s Umaid Hospital went viral, Health Minister of Rajasthan, Kalicharan Sharaf was forced to issue a communiqué. The letter released by the minister stated that it was not the child delivered during the ill-fated surgery that died, but was another.
The shocking video, showed a surgeon and an anesthetist indulging in an ugly fight inside an operation theatre while operating a pregnant lady. It was reported that the child delivered had died during the delivery due to the delay caused by the fight.
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But, the health minister Sharaf, through a press release stated that it was not the baby of Naseem Bano, who was operated by the doctors that died. The release mentioned that the baby of 21-year-old Anita Sharma, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, who had also undergone C-Sect from some other doctor, had died. Sharaf also claimed that, in this case, the performing surgeon had pre-informed the parents that the baby may not survive.
However, the minister mentioned that, because of the fight inside the operation theater, both doctors—surgeon Ashok Naniwal and anesthesist ML Tak have been suspended. Doctor Naniwal, who was working on urgent temporary basis, has been dismissed from the job.
A three member team, lead by additional collection of Jodhpur has also been constituted and instructed to file a detailed report on the incident.
The spat between the two doctors inside the operation theater was recorded by their colleague and as soon as it put on public domain, the issue grabbed national attention.
India, which has already witnessed two major child death incidents in Gorakhpur and Jamshedpur where altogether 185 children have died in August month only, because of lack of oxygen and being malnourished, now doctor’s fighting inside operation theater, causing death to new born, is latest low in Indian healthcare system.