KEY POINTS

  • The child allegedly slipped from the hands of a hospital staff
  • The incident occured in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad
  • The newborn was shifted to another hospital for treatment where he was declared brought dead

A newborn baby died after the child accidentally slipped from the hands of a hospital staff and fell on the floor in a private hospital in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad.

The family staged a protest outside the hospital, demanding justice and action against the employee. Local media said the woman who dropped the baby was 23 years old. The name of the hospital or the woman was not revealed.

According to the Daily Hunt, a local media, the family admitted the pregnant mother to the hospital in Vanasthalipuram after she went into labor Friday. Later that day, she gave birth to a baby boy.

The nurse, who had picked up the baby, accidentally dropped him. The newborn was then shifted to Niloufer hospital for treatment where he was declared brought dead. The incident was reported Monday.

It remains unclear if police have filed a formal complaint against the nurse or the hospital. Local media also did not report if the hospital would carry out an investigation against the staff responsible for the death of the newborn.

In another incident in the northern Indian city of Noida, a mother and her newborn child died after a botched delivery performed by a fake doctor. After the two died at her clinic, the quack allegedly dumped the bodies outside the facility and fled the area.

Local police filed a case under Indian Penal Code section 304A (causing death by negligence), senior police officer Ankur Aggarwal told the media. He added the woman who performed the delivery had no registration as a doctor.

Last year in Portugal, a doctor was suspended for medical negligence after a child was born under his supervision without a part of the skull. The incident took place Oct. 7, 2019, at the São Bernardo Hospital in Setúbal. Parents of the baby boy accused the doctor of being ignorant which resulted in the child being born with severe abnormalities.

Newborn In this photo, a newborn baby holds the finger of his mother after the delivery at the Lens hospital, northern France, Sept. 17, 2013. Photo: Getty Images/ PHILIPPE HUGUEN