Surgeon Forgets Suture In Woman’s Bladder

Srinagar: A woman complaining of excruciating pain in her abdomen discovered an unusual culprit stuck in her bladder—a surgical suture with some length of thread attached to it.

According to Block Medical Officer Pattan Dr Manzoor Hakim, Raja Begum wife of Abdul Ahad Tantray, a resident of Sherpora Pattan area of North Kashmir checked into Sub-District Hospital complaining of severe pain- only to find out that the cause of the discomfort was a surgical thread tied with suture left over from when she had been operated by Doctors at SMHS Hospital Srinagar some five months ago.

 “I was admitted at SMHS Hospital five months ago under MRD number 65024. The doctor whom I don’t know removed my gallbladder and since then I was suffering from severe pain,” Raja Begum said.

“She was in pain and then an X-ray found the surgical thread inside her body. We removed that thread during a two-and-a-half-hour operation,” BMO Pattan Dr Manzoor Hakim said.

The husband of the affected woman said that they are now considering legal action against the doctors at SMHS hospital Srinagar.

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