Ironically, this happened even as State Health Minister Dr Laxma Reddy was inspecting the hospital.

Stillborns body given in cardboard box alleges mother at Hyderabads Niloufer HospitalImage for representation
news News Wednesday, May 03, 2017 - 10:05

The government-run Niloufer Hospital in Hyderabad is in the news for all the wrong reasons again, as a mother has now alleged that her stillborn baby was given to her in a cardboard box. 

The woman, identified as Anusha, delivered the baby on Tuesday after being admitted to the hospital on Monday evening.

In a blow to the parents, the baby was stillborn. However, to make things worse, Anusha alleged that the hospital wrapped the baby in a piece of paper, put it in a cardboard box, and handed it to them. 

“We brought Anusha to the hospital. After birth of stillborn baby, a nurse kept the baby in a cardboard box and handed over to us,” Sunitha, Anusha’s mother told TNIE.

Ironically, this happened even as State Health Minister Dr Laxma Reddy was inspecting the hospital. 

The Deccan Chronicle reported that Sunitha walked into the chamber which was being inspected by the Minister and showed him the box, taking the latter by surprise. 

The DC report also adds that some claimed that the body was kept in a box, as the couple had to go back in a bus, while others alleged that the box was brought from somewhere else, and was being used to give the hospital a bad name. 

Just last week, a 22-year-old woman who underwent a C-section at Niloufer Hospital died after developing respiratory problems.

Two months ago, five women who underwent C-section surgeries at the Niloufer hospital in Hyderabad died in a single week, after delivering their babies.

Following the maternity deaths, the Telangana government fired superintendent Dr C Suresh Kumar, and resident medical officer Dr K Usha Rani.

It also ordered a probe by an IAS officer into the death of the five women.

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