Mother claims Sion hos­pi­tal swapped her new­born boy with girl

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Sadguru Pan­dit sadguru.pan­dit@hin­dus­tan­times.com

A Malad-based woman, who de­liv­ered a child at Sion hos­pi­tal on Wed­nes­day, has ac­cused au­thor­i­ties of swap­ping her baby.

Jayanti Gupta’s fam­ily al­leged the hos­pi­tal staff ini­tially said the new­born was a boy, but later said it was a girl child.

While the Sion po­lice sta­tion reg­is­tered a com­plaint, they have not found any evidence sup­port­ing the al­le­ga­tion. “There is no evidence to in­di­cate the baby was swapped. But the fam­ily is cer­tain she was. If they don’t agree, we will rec­om­mend a DNA test,” said Dat­taram Gi­rap, po­lice in­spec­tor at the Sion po­lice sta­tion.

Dr Sule­man Mer­chant, the dean of the hos­pi­tal, did not re­spond to HT’s calls, text mes­sage and was un­avail­able to meet this cor­re­spon­dent in per­son.

Hos­pi­tal records showed Gupta was ad­mit­ted in hos­pi­tal on Oc­to­ber 25. At 10.16am, she com­plained of labour pains and de­liv­ered a child a day later at 12.30pm.

Sources con­firmed that as the de­liv­ery took place through a cae­sarean surgery, Jayanti was un­con­scious and the nurses in­formed the fam­ily about the child birth. Di­nesh Sao, Jayanti’s fa­ther said they were shown a baby boy by the nurses.

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