Asian doctor cleared of misconduct

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DUNDEE: An Asian doctor who caused a baby to be decapitated during birth has been cleared of misconduct and can return to work. Dr Vaishnavy V i l – vanathan La xma n wrongly proceeded with a r e g u l a r delivery with a 30- year-old first-time mother who was 25 weeks pregnant at Nine wells Hospital in Dundee in March 2014.
The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MTPS) panel said “the only appropriate course” was a caesarean section as the baby – known as baby B – was in the breech position, with a prolapsed cord and low heart rate, and the mother’s cervix was less than 4cm dilated. The baby’s head became trapped during the birth and various techniques were tried to free it, but during this his “head became detached from his body”.