Portuguese obstetrician has been suspended after a baby was born without a nose, eyes and part of his skull that completely means he has no face.
Meanwhile, The parents of baby Rodrigo had not been aware of their son’s severe physical abnormalities, until after he was born earlier this month.
According to the source, the case of this abnormal baby compels the Medical council officials to vote for the suspension Dr Artur Carvalho over allegations of negligence. The officials, maintained that other complaints by patients against the doctor for over a decade has finally been considered as this was not his first act of negligence.
Reports of those cases, has been explainable detailed by Portuguese media, and have provoked widespread outrage.
Dr Carvalho is yet to comment publicly on any of the allegations and the BBC has been unable to reach him directly ever since the incident.
Meanwhile, the baby named “Rodrigo” was born on 7 October at São Bernardo Hospital in Setúbal.
His mother had been under the care of Dr Carvalho’s care for three ultrasound scans throughout her pregnancy at a private clinic and yet he couldn’t find the pregnancy faulty as he raised no alarm concerning the foetus’s health meaning he was negligent enough not to see it said the parents.
The mother then reportedly had a fourth, more detailed, 5D ultrasound at a different clinic attended to by a different doctor whereas, she was six months pregnant. During that scan the possibility of abnormalities was raised by the clinic, but Dr Carvalho allegedly dismiss concerns and taken that for granted.
“He explained by convincing them that sometimes some parts of the face are not visible (on ultrasounds)… when the baby’s face is glued to the belly of the mother,” Rodrigo’s aunt was quoted by AFP as telling a local newsmen.
After Rodrigo’s birth with abnormalities became visible, his parents were told he would only survive for hours.
Other cases like this have been reported, severally where kids with disabilities were born because doctor carvalho carelessness, negligence and less concern.
The body’s disciplinary council met earlier this week and have jointly agreed Dr Carvalho should be suspended for six months while investigations continued.
“There is strong evidence” of the doctor’s negligence, which “may lead to a disciplinary actions ,”said by Alexandre Valentim Lourenco, medical council chief for the southern region telling a local broadcaster after the decision was announced.
Mr Lourenco said he hoped the suspension would go some way to help “reassure” pregnant women that they are safe in the clinic. and can restore their hope back in them