MoD probing child birth in Kabul hospital courtyard
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Wednesday it was investigating a footage clip showing a mother gives birth to her child in courtyard of a major hospital in capital Kabul.
A private television Tuesday night aired a video clip showing the wife of a security official gave birth to a child in the courtyard of Sardar Daud Khan 400-bed hospital and the doctor arrived after the birth had take place.
The television report claimed the delivery happened outside the labour room due to a non-serious attitude of doctors. The private television, however, did not say how it obtained the clip.
But a MoD spokesman said the incident did not happen due to negligence of medical staff, but the patient was brought late to the hospital by her spouse, a security official. Dawalt Waziri said the family also accepted the hospital staff had committed no negligence.
He said it was unfortunate that the video clip was delivered to the media, which he said should not have happened. He said the MoD had already appointed a delegation to investigate the issue.
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