Two babies were swapped in a Shimla hospital and THIS is what happened after five months!
When Anjana Thakur and Sheetal became new mothers on May 26 this year, never would they have imagined that something of this sort would happen with them.
How would you react if you come to know that the baby you fed and nurtured for five months is not yours?
In a story that looks straight out of a Bollywood film, two mothers got their babies swapped in a hospital at the time of delivery by careless staff who never came forward to accept their mistake.
Yes, that's true! When Anjana Thakur and Sheetal became new mothers on May 26 this year, never would they have imagined that something of this sort would happen with them and they would end up nurturing a baby that is not theirs!
Two mothers and a DNA test...
However, Sheetal spotted something fishy when she was handed a girl instead of a boy after her delivery. She was shocked as she clearly remembered the doctors tell her that it was a boy. However, the Kamla Nehru Hospital in Shimla denied it and said that it was a figment of her imagination.
But Sheetal was determined to find the truth and she got a DNA test conducted for her daughter and her fears came to life as it was indeed not her baby!
Sheetal then knocked the court doors to get her son back and now after the babies are five-month-old they are all set to be handed over to their biological mothers.
On Saturday, the Himachal Pradesh High Court confirmed that the boy belonged to Sheetal and Anil Thakur and that they had been raising the girl who belongs to Anjana and Jatinder Thakur.
Tears of joy...
Outside the courtroom, both mothers were in tears of losing a baby that they bonded with over these last five months and were blaming the hospital authorities to have committed such a goof-up. They are now demanding strict action against the hospital staff.
Continue reading on the next page to know how the new mothers feel after they came to know the truth!
"The judges gave us an opportunity to meet outside court, and resolve the matter. The issue involved human emotions and we understood what the court wanted from us,” said Sheetal, who is a nurse at Indira Gandhi Medical College Hospital and has a four-year-old daughter.
”After all, for five months, I have been feeding the girl. I know her routine — feeding, sleep and play time. It’s tough but also a time of joy to get my own baby back,” she said.
However, in the past five months, the two women reared the baby as their own and have developed a strong bond with the baby, which would stay with them for life. They had even named their babies. Sheetal had named the girl Anmol, while Anjana had named the boy Nityansh.
"I can understand the pain and emotions of a mother who has remained without her own baby. It’s not a question of a boy or a girl for me, it’s a different feeling. I have a son, who is eight years old, and we had been waiting for a girl. I am so happy to know that I will have an angel in my lap soon,” said Anjana.
The babies will be exchanged this week after a religious ceremony on October 26.
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