Childbirth in hospital toilet, father saves newborn by cutting pipe
Published: 05:41 PM, 8 May 2022 Updated: 05:42 PM, 8 May 2022
The cutting parts of toilet pipe at the Barishal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital (SBMC); Photo: Collected
A pregnant woman was admitted to a hospital for a cesarean operation, however, she gave birth to a newborn in the toilet of the hospital after she had labor pain when responding to the call of nature. At first, she did not understand the matter, but one of her relatives, who was with her at that time, saw something fall in the commode. Before she can say anything, the newborn went inside the pipe from the commode when flushed.
After trying for about one hour and 45 minutes, the father of the newborn cut the pipe and rescued the baby.
The incident took place in the maternity ward on the third floor of Barishal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital (SBMC) on Saturday.
“The rescued newborn was being treated at the Special Care Newborn Units (SCANU) and the mother at the maternity ward. Instructions were given for utmost importance to their treatment,” said Dr. HM Saiful Islam, director of SBMC, informing that both the mother and the newborn are healthy.
According to hospital sources, the newborn’s father’s name is Neyamat Ullah and the mother’s name is Shilpi Begum, hailed from the area adjacent to Ganaman Sheikhpara Bazar in Swarupkathi upazila of Pirojpur. Neyamat Ullah is a fisherman by profession. The couple has another 4-year-old child.
Neyamat Ullah said at first, he hospitalized his wife at Swarupkathi Hospital when she was seriously ill. But seeing the condition was not good, the doctors sent them to Brishal SBMC hospital. However, his wife’s condition did not improve, as a result, the doctors decided on a cesarean operation. “I went to buy medicine, but when I returned I saw there were many people in the toilet. My relatives were also crying,” he also said.
“People told me that my wife had given birth to a newborn in the toilet. Someone at the hospital told me to put my hand in the toilet. I did that but found nothing. I heard the sound of crying coming from the toilet pipe. The people of the hospital informed me that the fire service has been informed. I didn’t wait. I have to save my daughter. Without waiting for anyone, I hurried to the second floor, broke the toilet pipe and got my child out,” he added.
Neyamat Ullah said, “My daughter was in the toilet pipe for about one hour and 45 minutes. How did she survive? I don’t understand how she went there. My wife said she did not notice the pain - when the child is born in the commode of the toilet. I had a relative with her. If she hadn’t seen her, I probably wouldn’t have found my daughter.”
His wife Shilpi Begum said Almighty Allah has saved their child. “I urge all to pray for my daughter so that she can remain well and healthy,” she added.