A woman named Aarti Samal lost her baby after nurses at Sai Hospital in Odisha tried to deliver it while coordinating with the doctor over the phone.
While this method worked in the movie 3 Idiots, real life took a much more tragic turn. According to India Today, Dr. Rashmikant Patra, who was supposed to attend to Aarti, was absent from the hospital, and instead tried to guide nurses through the birthing over the phone.
In the process however, nurses attempted a caesarean operation which went completely awry, as they didn’t just lose the baby but also damaged Aarti’s uterus.
Aarti’s husband Kalpatru Samal said,
“When we contacted Dr Rashmikant Patra, he asked us to get her admitted in the hospital. He informed us that he is not present in the hospital but will coordinate with the nurses for proper care once we get her admitted in the hospital. He did not arrive even when the condition of my wife got critical. I don’t know who did it but my wife was operated upon and we lost our first baby. My wife’s uterus is also damaged. The nurses said that they had coordinated with the doctor over the phone and had given their 100 per cent. It is only because of their negligence of the hospital authority.”
He has now filed an FIR against the doctor, and police have registered a case of negligence against him.