Despite the poor condition of the toilet, both the mother and the newborn are in stable condition
KARACHI: An unusual incident took place in the emergency ward of Civil Hospital, Karachi, where a woman gave birth to a baby girl in the bathroom on Wednesday afternoon.
Despite the poor condition of the toilet, both the mother and the newborn are in stable condition and have been admitted for treatment.
The Baloch Colony resident, who was in labour, reached the gynaecology ward with her family members. The pregnant woman, after a check-up, went for a walk on the doctor’s advice. Even though she was asked to stay on the floor, she managed to go to the ground floor along with some family members.
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The attendants rushed her to the accidental ward of the hospital when she complained of labour pains instead of taking her back to the ward. The hospital staff told The Express Tribune that the pregnant woman, who already had four children, ran to the ladies’ room and gave birth to a baby girl.
The staff member said that some of the women present in the female ward helped her and called the female members of the gynaecology ward. Annoyed with the mother and her attendants, the doctors shouted at them and asked them to take her back home. “They [staff] shouted that she had not obeyed the doctor’s orders,” said an official of the hospital. The mother and the baby were shifted when she clarified that it was her first visit to the hospital, he added.
According to additional medical superintendent Dr Shan-e-Alam, it was a mistake of the patient and her attendants and not of the hospital staff. “She had to walk within ward premises,” he said. “She went down and instead of going back to lady doctors went to emergency ward.” Dr Alam said that both the mother and the newborn were admitted in the ward and were in healthy condition.