Hamad Medical Corporation clarifies the situation of the infant who suffered brain damage

Doha: Hamad Medical Corporation has disputed that a medical mistake occurred when an intravenous drip was inserted in a newborn infant treated at Al Sadd emergency on December 27.

The hospital released a statement, which was played out on a radio broadcast, in which the physicians wished the baby girl a rapid recovery and emphasised that the greatest medical treatment was offered at the Paediatric Emergency Centre and all of its healthcare facilities.

The infant was admitted to the children’s emergency on December 27, 2021, at 2:30 a.m., complaining of a high temperature, constant crying, and poor breastfeeding.

However, at quarter past four, the girl’s breathing stopped, necessitating immediate medical attention. The pulse returned 10 minutes later following cardiac resuscitation, and the vital signs were restored 10 minutes later.

The baby’s respiration ceased owing to significant reflux from the oesophagus into the trachea, causing asphyxia, the statement said.

According to the statement, the consulting doctor’s fluid sample from the girl’s spinal cord revealed the presence of a virus that caused inflammation in the girl’s brain tissue.

The statement continued by stating that the nurse who placed the IV tube into the infant an hour before the unexpected respiratory arrest did not make a mistake.

The Hamad Medical Corporation clarification comes after the parents of the infant girl called into a Qatar Radio show a few days ago, saying that the nurse’s and HMC’s carelessness caused the brain tissue damage. Through the radio broadcast, the parents requested an inquiry into the situation.

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