In a bizarre and tragic incident happened in Uttar Pradesh a mother and her newborn baby had died after a class 8 dropout, employed at a local clinic, performed a C-section on the woman with a shaving blade. This happens in a broad daylight in village in Sultanpur district.
The woman bled to death after Rajendra Shukla, 30, wielded a shaving blade and performed a C-section surgery on her. The baby died minutes after birth. Upon investigation it is found that Rajendra Shukla, a class 8 school dropout, was employed at MaaSharda Hospital in Saini village by Rajesh Sahni to perform surgeries at the facility.
The probe has further revealed that Rajesh Sahni ran his unregistered facility with quacks and midwives. The police have written to the chief medical officer to act against illegal clinics.
Sultanpur Superintendent of Police Arvind Chaturvedi said, “We found that it was an unregistered clinic with no infrastructure to perform surgeries. Quacks used razor blades to conduct operations.”Both Rajendra Shukla and Rajesh Sahni have been arrested and booked following a police complaint by the woman's husband.
The incident had taken place on March 17, came to light when Rajaram, the woman's husband, filed a complaint that his wife and newborn child died due to medical negligence.
When Poonam, the patient had bled profusely at the operation table, Shukla told Rajaram to take her to the district hospital. She was then taken to the King George's Medical University (KGMU) Trauma Centre in Lucknow, located 140km away where she died.