On February of this year, two babies that were born in the Regional Hospital of Barranca were mistakenly exchanged and ended up in different homes. They have now returned to their mothers.
The babies were born in the province of Barranca, Lima and had to get a DNA test to confirm who their mother really was. The reasons of the mistake have not been revealed to the media, according to information from El Comercio.
“One of the mothers, aged 17, noticed, while still at the hospital after giving birth, that her baby had a different ID tag after a nurse took her for a bath”, she told Channel N television, adding that after that moment she had doubts of the child being her baby.
She subjected the baby to a DNA test at a private clinic, which showed that she was not her mother. “Faced with this evidence, the Ministry of Health (MINSA) filed a complaint before the Public Ministry, which ordered a new DNA test for both babies and their mothers”, El Comercio explained.
The results of the latest tests showed that there was a 99.9% of probability that newborns were effectively switched.
The Mayor of Protection of Health Rights of Susalud, Amalia Mena, assured that the Ministry of Health, through the Santa Rosa hospital, will provide psychological support to both mothers. The