Forceps bandaged to woman after C-section in Bhupalpally district of Telangana

In a case of medical negligence, doctors at a government-run hospital in Bhupalpally district left forceps under the bandage after performing C-Section on a woman. Lucky enough for the woman, the forc

Published: 16th September 2017 02:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th September 2017 09:22 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

MAHBUBABAD: In a case of medical negligence, doctors at a government-run hospital in Bhupalpally district left forceps under the bandage after performing C-Section on a woman. Lucky enough for the woman, the forceps were bandaged on her body and not stitched inside.The incident took place in the Vaidya Vidhana Parishad hospital in Mahadevpur mandal of Bhupalpally district. According to hospital superintendent Dr Vasudev Reddy, a 28-year woman, B Lakshmi, of Ambatepalli village of Mahadevpur mandal underwent cesarean section on September 13. 


A day after the surgery, on Thursday 14, Lakshmi started developing pains at the place where she was operated on. As she complained to the doctors, they examined her and when the bandage was removed, they found the forceps inside it. Taking no chances, the woman was scanned to see whether any other foreign thing were left behind in her abdomen.

“When the surgery starts, everything that is used (in the process) is counted and at the end, another count is be taken up to make sure nothing is left inside a patient. It happened by mistake by our juniors. We would see that such things do not recur,” the superintendent said.The woman is well and her pain had subsided, Dr Vasudev Reddy said. The woman, however, did not lodge any complaint with the police against the doctors.

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