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Argentina doctors charged in baby's death, report says

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • Hospital did not have anesthetist for emergency C-section, report says
  • Another anesthetist arrived too late, according to report
  • Baby was stillborn, report says

Buenos Aires, Argentina (CNN) -- Three doctors in Argentina have been charged with homicide in the death of a baby during birth in 2008, the government-funded news agency said Friday.

The doctors were charged because the Santojanni Hospital in Buenos Aires, the nation's capital, did not have an anesthetist on duty when the mother required emergency Caesarean section surgery to deliver the baby, the Telam news service reported.

An anesthetist from another hospital was brought to Santojanni, but the baby was stillborn, Telam said.