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Jordanian woman claims surgeon left handphone in her abdomen

There have been reports in the past of surgical equipment being left inside patients after surgery.

But a Jordanian woman claims that her gynaecologist left his cell phone in her abdomen after a caesarean section in April.

On April 24, Hanan Mahmoud Abdul Karim, 36, was warded at a private hospital in Amman for the operation.

Hanan gave birth to a healthy 4.8kg boy and was subsequently discharged from the hospital.

The patient's mother told local media that soon after, the family noticed that her abdomen was 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."

Gulf News reports that Hanan was taken to an Amman public hospital and admitted to casualty.

There, X-rays are said to revealed a foreign object in her abdomen. That object was a phone.

It was then she came to the conclusion that it belonged to her gynaecologist.

Hanan was operated on and the phone was removed. 

The case was even brought up in the Jordanian parliament, where member of parliament Salim Al Bataynah urged the government to resign as a result of this scandal.

He said: "In countries which show respect to their nations, and following such scandals, governments usually resign.

"The parliament should show responsibility and be on the level of the case," he said.

However, a spokesman for the Jordanian Health Ministry Hatem Al Azrae said that Hanan's story was "baseless and a fabricated one".

The ministry said that it is following up on the matter.

Source: Gulf News, Daily Mail

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