Shocking! Nurse cuts 2-week old baby girl’s thumb while removing IV line

Following the accident, a doctor performed a surgical procedure to get the severed part attached to its original position.


In yet another incident of hospital staff negligence, a portion of the left thumb of a two-week-old baby girl got severed when a nurse removed the Intravenous Line using scissors. Father of the infant has said that the thumb got cut ‘due to nurse negligence' and they want strict action against her.

The incident occurred in Tamil Nadu on Monday afternoon in which the nurse accidentally cut a portion of thumb from the middle and the ending at the tip of the baby girl. Following the accident, a doctor performed a surgical procedure to get the severed part attached to its original position.

Thanjavur Government Medical College Dean, Dr. G Ravikumar said that the baby shuddered while the Intravenous Line was removed by the nurse using scissors and the tip portion of the thumb got cut.

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A committee has been formed to look into the matter. “We have started an enquiry.” The nurse has gone on leave and appropriate action would be taken based on the outcome of the enquiry, he added. The enquiry panel includes senior doctors and the nurse would be questioned.

Regarding the surgical procedure for the reattachment of the baby’s thumb, Dr. Ravinkumar said, “We will be able to know after two three days. At least two days we should not disturb. There are chances...we are waiting. We will examine the baby.”

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