New Delhi, March 30: Surgeons at Kasturba Hospital in national capital left a towel in woman’s stomach after the delivery. The woman named Pooja Sharma suffered from acute nausea and shooting pain in her stomach after the operation. The woman’s husband Yogesh Sharma said that his wife delivered a baby girl on February 3 and on February 13 she returned to the hospital because of pain.

After two days, she was referred to LNJP Hospital. On February 16, doctors conducted an emergency surgical procedure to take the towel out.

On the basis of  woman’s husband’s statement, an FIR under IPC Section 337 (negligence) has been registered against four doctors and a medical technician at Kasturba Hospital.

Speaking to Indian Express, DCP (Central) MS Randhawa said, “We have registered an FIR. Further investigations are underway.” He added that police had attempted to call all the five accused but found that their phones were switched off.

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said, “This is a case pertaining to an MCD-run hospital. We would not like to comment on it.”

North Delhi mayor Preety Aggarwal assured strict action against the accused.