The baby’s mother, Shang Shao, 45, had been rushed to hospital in Luoyang City in central China’s Henan province, and was already in labour when she was taken into surgery.
Despite already being in labour, a doctor decided Ms Shang needed a caesarean and she was placed in a chair to be wheeled into surgery.
Ms Shang was captured on CCTV as she gives birth to the boy while sitting in the wheelchair, and medical staff failing to notice the baby still attached by the umbilical cord.
The baby boy is then dragged on his head along the floor, as unsuspecting staff continue pushing Ms Shang down the hall before noticing a trail of blood.
A hospital spokesman said:
‘The baby was taken into intensive care but died soon after of intracranial hematomas, a rupturing of a blood vessel between the skull and the brain. The doctor who suggested she be given a caesarean has been suspended from duty. He was inexperienced and should have consulted a senior doctor.
The nurses taking the mother have been disciplined as they should not have moved her in a wheelchair. They have been demoted and given a warning. This was a terrible incident and our hearts go out to the family.’
The family is now looking to sue the hospital and the baby’s father Mr Pan said: ‘This is the most traumatic day of our lives.’