Punjab: Amritsar hospital accused of swapping newborns
11, Aug 2019, 4:41 PM IST
Amritsar: A woman who delivered at a hospital in Amritsar, Punjab, alleged that she and her husband were told they have a son. Upon checking the gender of the child much later, the couple discovered that their baby was a girl and not a boy. The shocked parents have lodged a complaint with hospital authorities claiming that their child has been swapped.
The matter came to light when Gurpreet and his wife checked the gender of the newborn hours after being given the baby.
Gurpreet claimed that hospital authorities had called him earlier congratulating him and his wife for giving birth to a boy. But soon after, the couple realised that they had a female child.
Shocked, the parents rushed to hospital authorities alleging that the hospital had swapped their child with another.
However, hospital authorities maintained that there may have been some miscommunication and that the couple had indeed given birth to a girl.