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Jordanian gynaecologist leaves cell phone in patient’s abdomen

Gynaecologist accidentally left cell phone in his patient’s abdomen during a Caesarian section

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A screenshot from a video shot in Jordan where a gynaecologist is alleged to have accidentally left his mobile phone in his patient’s abdomen during a Caesarian section.
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Ramallah: A Jordanian gynaecologist is alleged to have accidentally left his cell phone in his patient’s abdomen during a Caesarian section in April this year.

Hanan Mahmoud Abdul Karim, 36, was admitted to a private hospital in Amman for the operation on April 24, according to the Jordanian media. During the procedure, the gynaecologist somehow misplaced his mobile phone in the woman’s abdomen.

Majeda Abdul Hamid, the patient’s mother, told the media that after Hanan gave birth to a 4.8 kilogram baby boy she was discharged from hospital, and later the family started noticing her abdomen vibrating.

“My daughter suffered serious pains and could not move. I brought her back to the hospital where she was treated but nothing was done for her,” the mother was quoted as saying.

Hanan was then admitted to the casualty department of Al Bashir public hospital in Amman where X-rays revealed a foreign object in her abdomen. Physicians in Al Bashir hospital operated on Hanan and removed the phone.

Hanan’s case echoed in the Jordanian parliament, where the parliament member Salim Al Bataynah urged the Jordanian government to resign as a result of this scandal. “In countries which show respect to their nations, and following such scandals, governments usually resign,” he was quoted as saying. “The parliament should show responsibility and be on the level of the case.”

Jordanian Health Ministry spokesman Hatem Al Azrae said Hanan’s story was “baseless and a fabricated one”, but also stated that the ministry is carefully following it.



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Ohh my god!!! How a doctor can show such negligence while operating herPatient. This should not be forgiven, we trust doctors and go to themAnd allow them to touch us but that doesn't mean that the doctor showEven 1% of negligence to us. This news has shocked me.... Doctors areJust doing business these days, they want to take out money from ourInsurance company for the same reason they will write you millionLaboratory tests and will come up with the result that you don't haveAny disease. This i have personally observed the doctor was continuouslyTelling me "why u worry common you have insurance and it will coverAll even your medicine " and continuously he was repeating the sameWords. When after laboratory several tests where i had given lot ofBlood before food and after food, urine etc, the doctor after seeing theReports told me you have deficiency of blood in your body (anemia) thenWhy he wrote million tests of blood to me??? Are theyIlliterate? Or new to their field? That they don't come to know with oneTest the patient has no more extra blood in his/her body to do furtherTests pr to do further waste of blood??? They don't think that how muchBottle of blood they consume from our body just to earn money fromInsurance companies...really very sad at least this profession in theWorld should be based on honesty and loyalty.


14 May 2015 13:14jump to comments