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Oops: Patients Right kidney operated instead of left one


Oops: Patients Right kidney operated instead of left one

Ranchi: In a medical blunder that has taken place at the prestigious Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences ( RIMS), a patient’s right kidney was mistakenly operated instead of her left one.

The case is that of patient Gudia Bai, who had come to RIMS, Ranchi, with complaints of severe abdominal pain. She was diagnosed with kidney stones in her left kidney for which she was to be operated upon. However, media reports point out that her right kidney had been operated upon by mistake. 

“Stones were detected by doctors in her left kidney. A private hospital asked us to pay Rs 40,000 for surgery. I am a driver and I can’t afford the amount. So I got her admitted in the RIMS. After the operation I found stitches in her right side instead of the left side. When I brought it to notice of the doctors, I was assured further treatment but nothing has happened,” Pradeep informed the reporters here.

The head of the Urology department has apparently blamed junior doctors for the blunder.

When Pradeep approached the doctor who had operated Gudia Bai, she was assured treatment in a private hospital but later asked to leave the hospital reports IANS.




Source: with inputs from IANS
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    DR B S KAKKILAYA July 25, 2017, 11:09 pm

    IT IS CRIMINAL ON THE PART OF THE UROLOGIST TO SHIFT THE BLAME STRAIGHT AWAY ON JUNIOR DOCTORS..HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN MAN ENOUGH TO ACCEPT THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE BLUNDER.EVEN IF THE JUNIOR DOCTOR HAD TOLD THE UROLOGIST THAT THAT THE RIGHT KIDNEY IS TO BE OPERATED,IT WAS THE UROLOGISTS BOUNDEN DUTY TO GO THROUGH THE RECORDS BEFORE TOUCHING THE KNIFE.IF AT ALL IT IS THE UROLOGISTS HEAD WHICH SHOULD ROLL FIRST.

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    DR B S KAKKILAYA July 25, 2017, 10:58 pm

    If it is the true picture of what has happened,it is digraceful and not to be pardoned.The Hospital should have operated on the affected kidney free of cost and made amends at least to some extent by making the first surgery also free.

  3. A mistake like this, if it has happened, is unpardonable. But if the doctors operated on Right side kidney, which was normal and had no stones, they must have found it out during the surgery itself.

  4. BEFORE DOING OPERATION THE CASE SHEET MUST BE READ BY THE SURGEON.NEVER TRY TO BLAME JUNIOR DOCTORS OR SISTERS

  5. Don\’t blame the junior doctors mr urologist . Take ful responsibility ie minimum manners.