Woman dies in childbirth,docs booked

A 32-year-old pregnant woman died during childbirth as two doctors of a private clinic in Jamia Nagar allegedly botched up the procedure.

Written by Ananya Bhardwaj | New Delhi | Published: May 17, 2013 1:20 am

A 32-year-old pregnant woman died during childbirth as two doctors of a private clinic in Jamia Nagar allegedly botched up the procedure. The child,too,could not be saved.

Owners of Batla Polyclinic — Dr MM Amir Alam and Dr N Sahar — have been booked under IPC Sections relating to attempt to murder,criminal intimidation and causing grievous hurt.

Police said the two did not have the machinery or the valid degree to conduct the procedure.The two reportedly have a Bachelor in Unani Medical Science (BUMS).

The doctors have not been arrested yet as police are still investigating the allegations levelled by the woman’s husband,Mohammad Salman. The BUMS degree of the doctors — Dr N Sahar claimed to be a gynaecologist — has been sent for verification,police said.

Salman said after his wife,Mumtaz Begam,developed complications,she was rushed to Bansal Hospital in New Friends Colony where she was declared dead.

In his complaint to police,Salman said: “On March 11,I took my wife for a regular check-up. The two doctors told us that everything was normal and asked us to get an ultrasound done. The ultrasound was conducted at a clinic in Okhla,and they told us that the baby was healthy.”

He alleged that the same night,Mumtaz complained of abdomen pain. “The next morning,I took her back to the clinic. The doctors told me that it was time for her to deliver and it would be a normal delivery. My wife was admitted,a drip was connected to her hand and she was given medicines and an injection. The doctor asked me to deposit Rs 1,000.”

Salman said he was waiting outside when he heard his wife screaming.”I went in and saw that my wife was on the floor,bleeding profusely. Her nails had turned blue and there was frothing near her mouth. Dr Alam told me that we will have to take her to Bansal Hospital,” he said.

Salman said Dr Alam and Dr Sahar accompanied him,but while Dr Alam left after dropping the couple to the hospital,Dr Sahar fled after Mumtaz was declared dead,he claimed.

Police said the case was filed on April 26,on the orders of a city court. Additonal CP (Southeast) Ajay Chawdhary said: “The post-mortem report of the woman is not out yet. We have also sent the vicera samples for examination.”

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