JAGATSINGHPUR: The Health and Family Welfare Department on Thursday ordered an inquiry into the incident of a sweeper performing the perineum stitching of a woman after she delivered a baby in Kujang Community Health Centre (CHC) last week. The sweeper did so in the absence of a doctor.
A team led by Director of Health Department Chittaranjan Das and Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) Binod Bihari Mohapatra visited the CHC on Thursday and held discussion with gynaecologist Pramod Kumar Nayak, nurses and the sweeper, Gopi Gochhayat.
According to reports, Amita Mallick of Baulang village under Kujang police limits was admitted to the CHC on Friday for delivery. As the gynaecologist was absent, a nurse helped Amita deliver the baby through normal procedure.
Later, as the nurse expressed her inability to do the stitching, a sweeper Gopi performed it. When family members of Amita came to know about the incident, they informed the CHC administration. Gopi admitted to have done the stitching as the woman was bleeding profusely and there was no one else in the CHC.
The CDMO said a final report on the incident will be submitted to the department this week.