An unnamed woman who works in a hospital has given many people the shock of their lives after cooking and eating the placenta of a newly-born child in a bid to improve her skin tone.

She took the placenta home after it was dropped inside the hospital’s dust bin, and made some soup of it.

The baby’s mother had gone into labour and given birth to a baby boy on the afternoon of March 24.
 
The hospital had instructed the couple to come back for the placenta later, as it would have to be sent for inspection.
 
The parents of the newborn, who are from Anhui City, China, had asked the hospital authorities to keep the placenta because they wanted to bury it in their home town in line with their village's culture.
 
However, the hospital did not seem to understand their request and were allege to have treated the placenta as a medical waste a day after the baby was born.

The new parents visited the hospital two days later and were shocked to find that the placenta had disappeared.

The doctors told the worried parents that one of the hospital cleaners picked the placenta from the trash bin and took it home.
 
When confronted, the cleaner admitted that she took home the placenta and made some soup of it, and eating it afterwards.

The furious family invited the police and after necessary discussions, all parties agreed to settle the issue amicably.