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Phuket health chief apologises for childbirth blunder


Phuket Provincial Health Office (PPHO) chief has apologised over gauze left in a woman’s vagina after the patient had given birth at a government hospital in Thalang.

Two people have made official complaints about the hospital alleging malpractice. In one case, gauze was left in a woman’s vagina after the patient had given birth, while another had an allergic reaction after a nurse gave an incorrect injection. Reports were filed to Thalang police. 

Phuket health chief apologises for childbirth blunder
The PPHO, chief Dr Jirapan Taepan, told the media on Thursday: “After the gauze was expelled by the patient, a doctor immediately conducted a check. No other related after-effects have been discovered from the gauze case. 

Phuket health chief apologises for childbirth blunder
“The hospital has apologised for the mistake. We have already visited the patient at home. Compensation will be paid by law. ”
Jirapan did not mention the patient who had an allergic reaction after a nurse gave an incorrect injection. 

Source: ​​​​​​​https://thethaiger.com/news/phuket/ppho-chief-apologises-for-the-hospitals-mistake-over-gauze-left-in-body

Published : August 30, 2018

By : The Nation, The Thaiger