Painful lost as a Pregnant Woman Gives Birth in Wheelchair and Baby Dies after being Dragged along Floor

February 4, 2015 8:20 am

A baby boy died after he was born while his mother was being taken into
surgery in a wheelchair and nurses accidentally dragged the newborn
along the floor. The boy suffered fatal head injuries when his mother
gave birth while in the wheelchair, and he was pulled along on his head
for several feet before medical staff noticed.

The baby’s mother, , 45, had been rushed to hospital in
Luoyang City in central China’s Henan province, and was already in
labour when she was taken into surgery.

Ms Shang was only seven months pregnant when her water broke, and she was taken to hospital by
her partner Pan Mai, 46.

Despite already being in labour, a doctor decided Ms Shang needed a
caesarean and she was placed in a chair to be wheeled into surgery.

Ms Shang was captured on CCTV as she gives birth to the boy while
sitting in the wheelchair, and medical staff failing to notice the baby
still attached by the umbilical cord.
The baby boy is then dragged on his head along the floor, as
unsuspecting staff continue pushing Ms Shang down the hall  before
noticing a trail of blood.
A hospital spokesman said:

‘The baby was taken into intensive care but died soon after of
intracranial hematomas, a rupturing of a blood vessel between the skull
and the brain. The doctor who suggested she be given a caesarean has
been suspended from duty. He was inexperienced and should have consulted
a senior doctor. 

The nurses taking the mother have been disciplined as they should not
have moved her in a wheelchair. They have been demoted and given a
warning. This was a terrible incident and our hearts go out to the

The family is now looking to sue the hospital and the baby’s father Mr Pan said: ‘This is the most traumatic day of our lives.’

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