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Blunder: NIMS doctors leave forceps in womans stomach after operation, booked


Blunder: NIMS doctors leave forceps in womans stomach after operation, booked

Hyderabad: In a case of medical blunder, doctors at the Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) left a pair of scissors inside a patient’s stomach after operating on her for a hernia repair. While the patient was re-operated earlier this week to remove the scissors, the local police have booked a case against the doctors.

The incident came to light after the patient complained of severe stomach ache following which she was scanned. The scan reports revealed an artery forceps or clamps firmly embedded in her stomach.

The case relates to a 33-year-old woman who was suffering from a hernia. On November 1, she underwent surgery for the same. The patient was discharged on November 12. However, post surgery she experienced severe abdominal pain on and off. On the night of February 7, she was rushed back to the hospital due to extreme stomach pain.

An X-ray was conducted as part of the Medical investigation which later revealed the artery forceps inside the patient’s belly.

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On learning it, the kin of the woman staged a protest in front of NIMS and later filed a complaint with Punjagutta police. Meanwhile, the doctors of another hospital immediately operated the woman and removed the scissors.

“She had been complaining of severe stomach pain at times but we thought it was due to the surgery. When she was brought to the hospital yesterday, the X-ray report clearly showed the scissors. Initially, the hospital authorities were reluctant in giving us the X-ray but we managed to get it,” the patient’s kin told TOI.

Responding to the issue, NIMS director Manohar termed it an unfortunate incident and said that an action will be taken against the doctors after getting a report from the internal committee.

Dr K Manohar, Director NIMS said that the patient is being currently taken for surgery to remove the scissors. “A committee has been constituted to inquire into the incident. Based on the committee’s report action will be initiated,” he told the daily.

A case was registered on Saturday against a team of doctors of a government hospital here following a complaint by a man alleging that they had left a pair of surgical scissors in his wife’s abdomen during a surgery in November last, police said.

The case was registered against a team of doctors on charges of causing hurt by an act of endangering life or personal safety, they said.

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    Dr RAMESHVARDHAN February 11, 2019, 8:40 pm

    PROBABLY INDIA IS THE ONLY COUNTRY ON THIS PLANET , WHERE DOCTORS HAS SLOG LIKE DONKEYS . OUR\’S OVERCROWDED , UNDERDEVELOPED COUNTRY . THE DOCTOR PATIENT RATIO IS HIGHLY DISPROPORTIONATE, IT IS MORE LIKE A SLAM , STINKING, ONE CAN SEE ALL KINDS OF SILLY PEOPLE STARING TOUTS, REPS, AGENTS, THIVES , HOCKERS, GUTKA, BIDI , CIGARETTE, PAN MASALA VENDERS, BEGGERS , AMBULANCES WITH TOUTS SYPHON OUT PATIENTS FROM GOVERNMENT HOSPITALS TO PRIVATE ESTABLISHMENTS . NOW DAYS THE BUS TERMINALS AND RAILWAY STATIONS LOOK MUCH CLEANER THAN MOST OF OUR GOVERNMENT HOSPITALS. NEXT COMES THE WORK PATTERN SOME HOSPITALS ( UNITS, DOCTORS WORK LIKE CRAZY , AS IF THERE IS NO TOMORROW , AND OTHER HAVING ADVANTAGE OF CASTE COMMUNITY MONEY INFLUENCE JUST DISAPPEAR TO THEIR PRIVATE PRACTICE LIVING HOSPITAL WORK , TO THEIR RECRUITS). THERE ARE HRADLY ANY RULES OR REGULATIONS. STARTING FROM PEON TO PROFESSORS , PRINCIPAL DEAN DIRECTOR DME VICE-CHANCELLOR , IT IS DIRTY POLITICS. I REMEMBER THE WORDS OF FIELD MARSHALL SAM MANIKSH , WHEN SOME TOLD HIM , INDIAN ARMY HAS GONE TO DOGS , HIS REPLY WAS YES , BECAUSE THE DOGS HAVE ENTERRED THE ARMY. RIGHT PEOPLE CAN DELEVER THE RIGHT GOOD. BEING WITH THE WRONG SYSTEM , EVEN THE RIGHT PEOPLE ARE LIKELY TO DO WRONG THINGS. UNLESS AND UNTIL OUR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM AND MEDICAL EDUCATION TRUELY MANAGED BY THE PROFESSIONAL HAVING KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, COMMITMENT, CONCERN, WITH OUT UGLY INTERFACE BY THE CORRUPT CUNNING CARELESS BEHAVIOUR OF THE BABUS THE BUEROCRATES , I THINK THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM AND MEDICAL EDUCATION ( OF THE GOVERNMENT ) IS MORE LIKELY TO DETERIORATE. BEST IS TO BRING BACK INDIAN MEDICAL SERVICES FOR THE BETTER GOVERNANCE ( BABUS THE BUEROCRATES MUKTH BHARTH IS ONLY ANSWER , BABU BHAGAV DESH BACHV).

  2. No Surgeon wants leave scissors in patients abdomen. There is no clarity about the first surgery, was it done as emergency surgery during abnormal hours after a the long duty of surgeons? The NIMS hospital known for over crowded always, where the doctors get very less rest ( many doctors will not have proper Family/Social life also).This is the reason there should be proper rest needed for any doctor (Human Beings). A doctor in emergency room must have calm mind with proper rest, otherwise they cannot deliver proper services.