HYDERABAD: In a case of medical negligence, doctors at a hospital in Bhupalpally district of Telangana left a pair of forceps under the bandage after performing a caesarean section on a woman.
The incident took place at the Vaidya Vidhana Parishad hospital in Mahadevpur mandal in Bhupalpally district.
According to hospital superintendent Dr Vasudev Reddy, a 28-year-old woman B Lakshmi of Ambatepalli village of Mahadevpur mandal underwent a caesarean section on September 13. A day after the surgery, Lakshmi complained of pain around the surgical incision. Doctors removed the bandage to examine the wound and found forceps attached to the dressing.
Taking no chances, the woman was scanned to see whether any other foreign body was left behind in her abdomen. “At the beginning of an operation, everything that is used in the surgery is counted. At the end, another count is taken to make sure nothing is left inside the patient. This case happened due to a mistake by a junior doctor. We will ensure that such things do not occur in future,” the superintendent said.
The woman, who has not lodged a complaint against the doctors, is doing well and her pain has subsided, Dr Vasudev Reddy said.
The superintendent added that though the surgery was performed by a senior doctor, it was a junior who did the bandaging.