A couple with an 18-day-old baby girl are calling on the police to find out who’s responsible at a hospital for their daughter’s broken arm.
The complaint was filed at a Phuket police station by Chakkrit Nimnoo and his wife Atchara Chantharat, both 31.
The parents said their daughter’s upper left arm was broken when she was being treated at Vachira Phuket Hospital after choking on amniotic fluid while giving birth.
The police had been notified of the injury on Tuesday, and the hospital management had pledged to cover the cost of treatment, Mr. Chakkrit said.
However, he and his wife wanted the person who caused the injury to be held accountable.
Mr. Chakkrit said he would like to know from the hospital who broke the arm of their baby girl.
Moreover, they were concerned that the injury might permanently deform the arm of their baby. She was born on May 23.
According to hospital management, the broken arm of the baby was discovered by staff on Monday.
Doctors assumed the baby girl suffered an impact to her left elbow while she was tightly wrapped. They believe she was lifted and laid down with the left arm secured towards its back.
The girl’s broken limb was bound with fabric for a few weeks, so the bone could heal.
As part of its investigation, the hospital gave police surveillance camera footage to assist them in their investigation.