A shocking story of alleged medical malpractice is coming out of a hospital in the southern Thai town of Pattalung.Last Wednesday, October 26th, a 17 year old girl named only as Poo – went in to have a baby at the hospital that was not named. The duty doctor pulled the baby out but its head broke off.The relatives waited nervously outside the delivery room for a long time. Eventually they were told to take the expectant mother to another hospital. No explanation was given by the duty doctor.The family took her to another hospital where a suction machine was
used. The doctor there discovered that only the head of the baby was in the mothers womb. The body was missing.Shocked relatives went back to the original hospital to find out what happened. Later it emerged that the duty doctor at the original hospital had pulled the baby out but had decapitated it in the process but said nothing to the relatives.Daily News further discovered that following the delivery, a public health official had offered the family 400,000 baht in compensation.