In a hugely controversial development, group of people on Monday protested outside B R Ambedkar Multi Speciality Hospital in Noida accusing the hospital of foul play.
That was because despite two separate ultrasound reports having shown twins, the woman reportedly gave birth to only one child.
Devendra Kumar, the brother-in-law of 25-year-old Sangeeta Devi, said, “We admitted her to the hospital on Sunday afternoon. The doctors had said a surgery would be required because the babies cannot be delivered normally.
“The electricity supply was disrupted thrice when my sister-in-law was in the operation theatre. After the surgery was over, a nurse asked my mother to get clothes for the child. They kept asking us to do chores like going to the blood bank and getting medicines. When we came back, we were handed only one child.”
According to an Indian Express report, the family lives in Chhajarsi village in Noida’s Sector 86.
While the doctors are now describing the ultrasound reports ‘incorrect’ Kumar is suspecting a foul play.
He said, “The ultrasound reports are from a private clinic as well as the same hospital. Both reports said she had two fetuses. How can they deliver only one child?”
Meanwhile, the hospital has launched an inquiry.
“The committee comprises gynaecologists and radiologists from outside. The committee will submit its report within seven days. We have seen the ultrasound reports from the private clinic as well as the district hospital, and while it is written in the reports that she is pregnant with twins, the images show just one foetus head. The committee will conduct an inquiry and necessary action will be taken,” said R K Garg, CMO at the district hospital.