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Doctor, Nurse dump abandoned newborn outside temple; Arrested

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Doctor, Nurse dump abandoned newborn outside temple; Arrested

Machilipatnam: A private doctor and an ANM (Auxiliary Nurse Midwifery) were arrested recently on account of allegedly dumping a newborn girl who was was abandoned by patient at a nursing home in Andhra Pradesh’s Krishna district.

According to a PTI report, the arrest was made days after the death of baby whom the accused allegedly dumped near a temple after she was abandoned by her unwed mother at the nursing home.

The baby was abandoned in a local private nursing home in Machilipatnam on October 1, the police officials informed.

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The nursing home staff led by Dr Dhanwantari Srinivasacharya and ANM Baby Rani had reportedly thrown away the baby near Sri Venkateswarasamy temple on the same day.

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On being alerted by the locals, the police officials rescued the baby and admitted her to the district government hospital. The doctor there then referred her to another facility in Vijayawada on October 2. However, she could not be saved and was declared dead at the Vijayawada government hospital the same day, police said.

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Dr Srinivasacharya and ANM Baby Rani were found involved in dumping the baby after she was disowned by her biological parents. The doctor, who was on duty in the delivery room when the unwed mother gave birth to the baby, is absconding, police informed PTI

The doctor and the ANM were arrested on the basis of a complaint lodged by Machilipatnam Village Revenue Officer Sudhakar, said Chilakalapudi Circle Inspector M Venkatanarayana.

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A case has been registered at Chilkalapudi police station under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the investigation is underway, the Circle Inspector said.



Source: with agency inputs
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  1. This is a crime not expected from professional personnel. Please find out whether the doctor and nurse are legally qualified or quack?


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