Vietnam hospital punishes staff after baby nearly buried alive

By Le Hoang   June 25, 2016 | 11:59 pm PT
A hospital in the central province of Thanh Hoa has suspended its head of obstetrics following a mistake that nearly cost a baby girl her life two months ago.

The baby girl was born two months prematurely, and although she was breathing, doctors gave her little chance and told the family to say their goodbyes.

It was only when the baby's grandfather was putting her into a coffin that they realized she was still breathing.


The baby girl was nearly buried alive. Photo by VnExpress/Le Hoang

The family rushed her to hospital, and after two months of treatment, she is now in a stable condition.

Ha Trung Hospital, where the incident took place, has suspended its head of obstetrics for three months and capped salaries for the doctors and nurses involved.

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