Govt hospital’s nurse cuts baby’s thumb instead of bandage, case filed

In what was a huge case of negligence that surfaced from a government hospital in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad, a baby girl, unfortunately, lost her thumb because the nurse was reckless during the operation.

The five-month-old baby girl was admitted to Vadilal Sarabhai (VS) Hospital in Ahmedabad, as she was diagnosed with pneumonia.

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The day, the baby girl had to be discharged from the hospital after recovery, the nurse attempted to take out the needle in her left arm and in the process of cutting the bandage, she carelessly cut the baby’s thumb along with it.

The baby girl was brought to the hospital by her parents as she was suffering from cold and cough. A doctor diagnosed her with pneumonia and admitted her to the hospital.

When the baby had to be discharged, doctor told the nurse to remove the needle puncture in her arm that was used for the injection.

For now, the girl has been admitted for treatment in the pediatric department of the hospital.

Nonetheless, her parents are absolutely livid with hospital’s negligence.

Farhan Banu who is baby girl’s mother said that on May 29, her baby was under the weather because of which she came to the hospital to get her medicine but the doctor advised for her to be admitted immediately.

Banu said when on June 2, the baby’s finger got cut when she was being discharged. She said that usually scissors are not used to cut open a baby’s bandage.

Soon after the incident, the hospital administration called for an emergency operation and the girl’s thumb was put back soon.

Annoyed by hospital’s negligence, the parents then went to the police and filed a case against the nurse and the hospital, which comes under Ahmedabad municipal corporation.