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SHRC takes up case as scissors left in man’s stomach

The Andhra Pradesh State Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of the negligence of government doctors who left surgical scissors inside a patient’s stomach during a surgery

Published: 02nd November 2017 02:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd November 2017 11:26 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

NELLORE: The Andhra Pradesh State Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of the negligence of government doctors who left surgical scissors inside a patient’s stomach during a surgery, and later operated on him to remove it without informing him of the blunder. It may be recalled that Chalapathi, who works in a rice mill, was admitted to the Government General Hospital on October 3 with stomach pain and the doctors conducted surgery on him.

He was subsequently discharged from the hospital. Still, the pain continued even after three weeks and he approached the hospital for treatment again. Medical officials suggested x-ray and found a pair of scissors inside his stomach. Without informing him of the blunder, they simply conducted a surgery again for removing the equipment. The issue came to light after almost one month and the victim informed the media about the negligence of the medical officials. Now, he is in the ICU. 

The Medical Superintendent informed the District Collector about the incident and the Chairman of the Hospital Development Committee visited the patient on Wednesday. He interacted with the patient and his relatives and said the SHRC had taken up the case suo motu and asked them to send a report on the incident. He warned the doctors to be vigilant in providing medical services otherwise action would be initiated against them for any lapses. 

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