Classifieds | Archives | Jobs | About TGT | Contact | Subscribe
 | 
Last updated 23 minutes ago
Printer Friendly Version | TGT@Twitter | RSS Feed |
HOME LOCAL MIDEAST ASIA WORLD BUSINESS SPORT OPINION WRITERS
Doctors leave scissors inside patient’s stomach
February 11, 2019
 Print    Send to Friend

HYDERABAD: In a shocking incident of medical negligence, surgeons at Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) here, left an artery forceps in a patient’s abdomen during a surgery performed three months ago.

The incident came to light on Saturday when an X-ray report revealed that a pair of forceps was embedded in the stomach of Maheshwari Chowdary.

The 33-year-old, a resident of Mangahlat area, had undergone a surgery for hernia on Nov.2 last year at the government-run super-speciality hospital.

But even after the surgery, she complained of severe abdominal pain and an X-ray report revealed that surgeons had accidentally left the surgery tool in her stomach.

The patient’s relatives staged a protest outside the hospital and lodged a complaint at the Punjagutta police station.

The woman is now admitted for another surgery.

NIMS Director K. Manohar said a team of gastroenterologists were doing various tests to find out at what depth the artery forceps is embedded and if it has damaged any organ.

He informed that the patient was admitted on Oct.31 and the surgery was performed by a team of three doctors from surgical gastroenterology.

“The patient was discharged on Nov.12. Today (Saturday) she was admitted to the hospital after she complained of abdominal pain and the X-ray report revealed that there is an artery forceps in her abdomen,” he said.

He termed the incident as “unfortunate” and the first in the last 30 years.

Indo-Asian News Service
 

Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Comments
 
Post a comment
 
Name:
Country:
City:
Email:
Comment:
 
    
    
Related Stories
Audio tape puts Karnataka BJP, BSY in dock
BENGALURU: A purported audio tape in Kannada has put the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its leader BS Yeddyurappa in Karnataka in the dock. Its contents expose their de..
TMC, Left, BJP take out rallies to protest attack
KOLKATA: West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congressorganised a candle march led by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here to protest against the terror attack on a paramilitary..
Manipur student leader held on sedition charges
IMPHAL: Manipur Students’ Association Delhi (MSAD) advisor Thokchom Veewon was arrested under sedition charges by a joint team of Delhi and Manipur police, police said. ..
Cochin airport warns public of fake job offers
KOCHI: Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) has warned the public of fake job offers made in the name of the airport administration. “Some agents had been approach..
Karnataka House adjourned amid BJP protest
BENGALURU: Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar adjourned the House on Thursday amid protests by BJP legislators against the attack on its MLA’s residence in Hassan..
FRONTPAGE
 
GALLERY
 
PANORAMA
 
TIME OUT
 
SPORT
 
 
Advertise | Copyright