Baby boy allegedly replaced by dead body girl in CHK

KARACHI: The staff of Paediatric Unit-II has allegedly replaced a newly born baby boy with a dead baby girl at Civil Hospital Karachi, creating panic situation in the hospital.

The family member and relatives accused that the administration of Paediatric Unit-11 fraudulently replaced a baby boy with a dead baby girl. They demanded justice from high ups of health department.

Father of baby boy Ishtiaq, while talking to media persons said that he had shifted his wife from Orangi Town to Civil Hospital Karachi for delivery case on 5th January where she gave the birth to a baby boy same day at Gynaecology Unit-II. He informed that newly born baby boy was shifted to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Paediatric Unit-II due to his critical condition.

He said that staff of Paediatric Unit-II fraudulently handed over the body of a baby girl on 21st January with excuse that baby had expired during treatment due to his critical condition. He said family members tried to meet additional medical superintendent Security Section to tell him actual situation but he had no time for victim family.

Additional Medical Superintendent, Civil Hospital Karachi, Dr Abdul Qadir Siddiqui, when contacted, said that pre-mature baby girl was born at operation theatre of Gynaecology Department and was instantly shifted to Paediatric Unit-II over her critical condition.

He said OT staff mistakenly could not identify her actual sex after birth; therefore, the claim of family was wrong which caused due to communication gap between the family and the medical staff.

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