04 Nov '11, 7pm

Hospital in China disposes of a baby that was still alive, mistakenly diagnosed as a stillbirth

BEIJING (AFP) - A hospital in south China has suspended four medical workers for mistakenly diagnosing a stillbirth and disposing of a baby that was alive, state press said on Friday. Health authorities in Guangdong province have launched an investigation into the incident on Oct 26 at the Nanhai Red Cross Hospital in Foshan city, the Beijing News said. Ms Liu Dongmei - eight months pregnant - had been rushed to the hospital with internal bleeding and stomach cramps. She later had an emergency birth, but the baby was neither breathing nor crying when it came out and its skin had turned purple, the report said. Believing it was dead, the medical team disposed of the child but did not follow proper hospital procedures, it added. When Ms Liu's sister-in-law asked to see the body around 30 minutes after birth, she was handed a yellow plastic bag containing the infant and found...

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