Woman, newborn bleed to death after school dropout performs C-section with shaving blade

Uttar Pradesh, March 20: A mother and her newborn baby died after a class 8 dropout, employed at a local clinic, performed a C-section on the woman with a shaving blade in a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Sultanpur district.

The woman bled to death after Rajendra Shukla, 30, wielded a shaving blade and performed a C-section surgery on her. The baby died minutes after birth.

According to a news report, Rajendra Shukla, a class 8 school dropout was employed at Maa Sharda Hospital in Saini village by Rajesh Sahni to perform surgeries at the facility.

The probe has revealed that Rajesh Sahni ran his unregistered facility with quacks and midwives. Meanwhile, the police have written to the chief medical officer to act against illegal clinics.

Both Rajendra Shukla and Rajesh Sahni were arrested and booked following a police complaint by the woman’s husband.

The incident came to light when Rajaram, the woman’s husband filed a complaint that his wife and newborn child died due to medical negligence, Sultanpur SP Arvind Chaturvedi said in the media.

We found that it was an unregistered clinic with no infrastructure to perform surgeries. Quacks used razor blades to conduct operations,” Arvind Chaturvedi said.

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Baldiram SHO Amrendra Singh said when the woman went into labour, she was taken to a midwife who asked Rajaram to take her to a primary health centre.

There an auxiliary nurse examined Poonam and told Rajaram to move her to the hospital as her condition was critical,” he said, adding that Rajendra Shukla told Rajaram to take her to a district hospital as she bled profusely on the makeshift operating table.

As her condition worsened, the woman was taken to KGMU Trauma Centre, Lucknow, where she died.