Shocking: Baby dies as docs fight in operation theater

New Delhi: Things wouldn't have been worse for a pregnant woman who watched, half conscious, as the two senior doctors fought like cats and dogs as she lay helpless on the operation table. The docs were calling names as one staff member,silently recorded the ugly spat on the mobile. 

Finally, one of the doctors - the obstetrician, got the baby delivered. But the baby was still-born. The incident occured at Umaid hospital in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. This happened on Tuesday. Superintendent of Umaid Hospital tried his level best to downplay the episode, "When woman was admitted fetus was in distress, had low heartbeat. But we will still probe reason for newborn's death." Later an announcement was made by AL Bhat, Principal," Both doctors have been removed immediately and disciplinary action will be taken against them."

An argument erupted between Ashok Nainwal and ML Tak,the doctors present in the OT. It was an emergency caesarean surgery scheduled because of the feeble heartbeat of the foetus. It appears to have started when Dr Nainwal, the obstetrician, questioned whether the patient had eaten before the operation. The anaesthetist, Dr Tak, reportedly tried to have a junior doctor carry out tests, which Dr Nainwal didn't agree with.