Newborn dead in Rome, the alarm started by another mother

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She would have been another mom, according to the Corriere della Serarealizing that something terrible was happening in the bed next to his. At one o’clock in the morning on 8 January he raised the alarm by calling the health personnel of the Pertini hospital. She had understood that the newborn risked suffocating to death under the weight of the mother who had fallen asleep. However, the doctors arrived too late. These new facts are the subject of the investigation into the infant who died in Rome.

The investigation aims to establish whether there was or not a lack of surveillance by the medical staff of the department. In the report of the nurse who intervened there is the story of the immediate intervention on the call and of the operation to remove the baby from under the mother, who had fallen asleep due to her tiredness. According to the first autopsy data, the little one would have suffocated to death.

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Those who were in the room will be asked if indeed, as the child’s mother said, no were repeatedly said to her requests to take the child to the nursery because she was too tired to look after him properly. Prosecutor Maria Sabina Calabretta has opened an investigation, starting from the hospital report, for now without suspects on charges of manslaughter in healthcare. The woman signed the protocol which recalls the ban on sleeping with newborns. However, there is also an obligation to monitor to avoid cases like this for hospital staff.

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Source: Vanity Fair

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