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Bodies of two newborns swapped at government-run hospital in Indore, nurse suspended

Indore : In Indore at the government-run Maharaja Tukojirao Hospital (MTH) following ruckus created by parents over death of two newborns, another instance of alleged negligence has come to light, in which bodies of two infants got exchanged while they were being handed over to their families. A nurse has been suspended and three doctors were served notices seeking their response following the incident.

“The body of a newborn girl belonging to a family from Khargone was swapped with that of a baby boy of a family in Ujjain and handed over on Thursday,” college dean Dr Sanjay Dixit. In light of this gross negligence, MTH nurse Muskan Rathore was suspended with immediate effect, he said. Notices have been issued to Dr Nilesh Dalal, head of the gynecology department of MTH, Dr Preeti Malpani, head of the pediatric department, and Dr Sunil Arya, in-charge of the newborn special care unit (SNCU), asking why disciplinary action should not be taken against them for exchanging the bodies, it was stated.

As soon as they realised the lapse, the MTH staff telephoned the concerned families and the mistake was rectified after the bodies were brought back, officials said.

Earlier, parents and relatives created a ruckus on Thursday after two newborn babies died at MTH within 24 hours. They alleged that the babies were given contaminated milk, a charge the hospital management denied.