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Nurse in West Bengal Cuts-Off 8-Day-Old Baby’s Thumb, Discards In Dustbin

by Julia Samuel on  July 14, 2015 at 11:16 AM Child Health News   - G J E 4
A government hospital nurse severed a thumb of an eight-day-old boy while trying to remove a bandage from his hand. The incident took place in a government hospital at Balurghat in south Dinajpur district, West Bengal.
Nurse in West Bengal Cuts-Off 8-Day-Old Baby’s Thumb, Discards In Dustbin
Nurse in West Bengal Cuts-Off 8-Day-Old Baby’s Thumb, Discards In Dustbin
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Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) Sukumar De said, "The newborn was admitted to the Sick and Neonatal Care Unit (SNCU) in Balurghat District Hospital due to diarrhea."

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The baby's left palm was covered with bandage to administer saline. After the child's condition improved, a nurse was removing the bandage and she allegedly severed the boy's thumb and then dumped it in a dustbin.

"The baby's finger fell on the ground. I started screaming. She washed the scissors, and threw the finger in the dustbin and went. I called my husband and the nurses instantly," recalls the mother of the infant.

Babla Mondal, the boy's father, raised a hue and cry, after coming to know what has happened. He also recovered the severed thumb from the dustbin.

The family has filed a complaint against the nurse. "We have filed a police diary and have the receipt copy. The diary was filed against the nurse. We could not get her name, but we do have the time. The time will lead us to the nurse who did this," said Mondal.

Senior doctors visited the boy and sent him to North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH) in Siliguri to rejoin his severed thumb, De said.

Source: Medindia
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