Babies swapped at Sirsa hospital, alleges family

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Sirsa
  • Updated: Oct 25, 2014 21:28 IST

A ruckus broke out on Saturday at the civil hospital here after a family alleged that its newborn son had been swapped with a girl infant at the medical facility.

The police have made an entry in the daily diary register (DDR) to start with investigation. Raj Kumar of Kutiana village in Sirsa district said that at 5pm on Tuesday, his wife, Suman, 32, had delivered a baby boy at the hospital and the nursing staff had congratulated her after breaking the news to her.

Raj Kumar and family passed on the news to family but 35 minutes later, when the mother was shifted to the ward, the employees on duty handed her a baby girl. “Suman refused to accept her, since she said been told that she had delivered a baby boy,” said Raj Kumar, adding: “The members of the hospital staff swapped my son with a baby girl.”

Medical superintendent Dr Subhashini Jain denied the charge and said the family had created an unnecessary scene because it had four daughters already and didn’t want another. “Still, on its complaint, we are verifying the matter and going to conduct a DNA test,” she added.

The family protested at the civil hospital and calmed down only after police intervention. Mangal Singh, police inspector of JJ Colony, confirmed the registration of the complaint and said the DNA report would guide further action.

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