Guarda doctor “responsible for baby death” but case recommended for archival

The tragic case of an unborn baby who died in his mother’s womb as she waited to be attended at Guarda hospital last month has reached a conclusion. The doctor in charge did not proceed according to leges artis and is therefore seen as “responsible”. However, the internal inquiry is recommending archival on the basis that health chiefs have no disciplinary powers over the doctor, who was working ‘part time’.