Friday, August 22, 2014
BABY SWAPPING ISSUE IN BALANGIR HOSPITAL RESOLVEDSaturday, 23 August 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
BABY SWAPPING ISSUE IN BALANGIR HOSPITAL RESOLVED
Saturday, 23 August 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
Card system introduced for mothers, newborns
After some hours of confusion and doubt prevailed over the swapping of a newborn baby in the Balangir District Headquarters Hospital (DHH), the case was finally solved on Friday, said Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) Dr Vikrant Kindo.
Kindo said, after some hours of confusion, they investigated the case thoroughly and handed over the swapped baby to its real parent. Later, the staff and attendant of the hospital were shifted to another place after they were found guilty, he added.
Kindo regretted and said that the entire incident was unfortunate. He has devised a card system for both the newborns and mothers to prevent such misfortune incidents.
Notably, Sirina Bishi of Ainla Bahal was admitted in the hospital on August 21. After operation, she delivered a baby. As the baby was ill, the infant was kept in the bed 2 of the Special Newborn Care Unit (SNCU). When the condition of the infant deteriorated, the members of Bishi family took the child to Burla for further treatment.
While they were on the way to Burla, they got a phone call from hospital staff to return Balangir. When they reached the hospital the Bisi family was told that they were given the child of Laxmi Udurkulia whose baby was in bed no 5 of the SNCU wrongly. They were advised to take the baby at bed no 2 for treatment, which the Bishi family protested.