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Twins’ mother admitted to the psychiatric ward

mumbai Updated: Nov 05, 2010 01:13 IST
Sonal Shukla

Doctors and nurses at KEM Hospital, on Thursday, bid farewell to one-and-a-half-month-old Krishna, whose twin sister died after being thrown out of the toilet window by their mother last week.

While Krishna left for his Dahisar home with his father, his mother, Deepika Parmar has been admitted to the hospital’s psychiatric ward. Deepika has been booked for the murder of her baby daughter.

The twins were born prematurely at a private hospital and later shifted to KEM for neo-natal care. “The child (Krishna) is stable and doing well now. He is accepting his feed and has also gained weight,” said Dr Pravin Bangar, resident medical officer, KEM Hospital.

Belatedly, the hospital has installed wire mesh on the windows of its bathrooms.

Deepika was diagnosed as suffering from post-partum depression after Dr Shubhangi Parkar, head of the hospital’s psychiatry department, conducted a series of tests. It was Dr Parkar who named the surviving twin Krishna.

Deepika will have to spend at least a week in hospital. She has been kept in a separate room in the psychiatry ward. “She is eating and sleeping well. She is allowed to meet her baby but not alone. Two women constables accompany her when she is with her baby,” said Deepika’s father Govindbhai Darji.

According to doctors, Deepika will be on anti-depressants till the time she is discharged. “She will be kept under observation in the psychiatric ward until we feel she is clinically fit. We need to be sure that she is ready to take care of her surviving child. We will evaluate her condition. She will most probably be discharged in a week’s time,” Dr Parkar said.

“She has shown improvement in the past few days. Her eating habits have returned to normal,” Dr Parkar said.