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Woman delivers boy; doctors give her girl

A 21-year-old mother of newborn has filed a complaint with the Ulsoor police, alleging that although she gave birth to male child, the doctors at the hospital had given her a female child.

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HM Chaithanya Swamy

Updated: Dec 17, 2011, 10:06 AM IST

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A 21-year-old mother of newborn has filed a complaint with the Ulsoor police, alleging that although she gave birth to male child, the doctors at the hospital had given her a  female child.

On December 2, a pregnant Usha was admitted to Ulsoor Referral Hospital on Cambridge Road for delivery. She gave birth at 3.23pm. “The nurses took 30 minutes to give out the gender of t

he child to Usha and her family,” said Sampath, Usha’s brother.

The nurses later informed the family that Usha had given birth to a female child. They, however, did not show the baby to the mother.
The family did not suspect anything until December 14, when Sampath went to collect the birth certificate from the hospital. On the certificate, the sex of the baby has been mentioned as male instead of female. “I took the certificate to check whether the spelling of the parents’ names was correct. This was when we discovered that the gender has been entered wrong,” said Sampath.

“When we questioned the hospital authorities, they told that it was a typo. But when I asked them to check the register and the computer records, the preliminary entry records, too, indicated that the baby was male,” he said.

The hospital authorities took the certificate from Sampath and did not return  it to him. So, he, along with Usha’s husband Madhusudhan and other family members, went to the hospital. By the time, the authorities had already made the correction and issued a new birth certificate, said Sampath. The family has filed a complaint requesting for a DNA test.

When police questioned the hospital authorities, they  informed that there was no exchange of baby and that an error had occurred while entering the child’s gender. BBMP’s chief health officer, Dr KE Manjula, said  that once the DNA test is complete, they’ll get to know the truth.

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