India: KEM hospital panel that ruled out abortion of foetus with neurological problems did not have subject specialist

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KEM hospital panel that ruled out abortion of foetus with neurological problems did not have subject specialist

Mumbai city news: Child born after Supreme Court turned down plea to abort pregnancy in critical condition at KEM hospital
Jul 06, 2017
Sadaguru Pandit
Hindustan Times

Last Saturday, a 28-year-old woman gave birth to a boy with Arnold Chiari Syndrome Type-II — fluid accumulation in the brain and spinal deformities that leave him little chance of survival. She and her husband had moved the Supreme Court to be allowed to abort her pregnancy in the 27th week once they knew about the problems the foetus had, but the court had on March 27 turned down their plea based on the report of an expert team of doctors from Mumbai’s KEM hospital. The child is now in a critical condition at the KEM hospital where he was born. The law now prohibits abortion of foetus beyond 20th weeks, unless otherwise advised by a medical panel.

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