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Doctors at Hyderabad’s NIMS leave forceps in patient’s abdomen

Hyderabad: In a shocking incident, doctors at Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) here, left artery forceps in a patient’s abdomen during a surgery.

This negligence by the doctors at the government-run super-speciality hospital came to light on Saturday when an X-ray revealed that a pair of forceps was embedded in the stomach of Maheshwari Chowdary.

The 33-year-old had undergone a surgery for hernia on November 2 last year. But even after the surgery she complained of severe abdominal pain and an X-ray report revealed that surgeons had accidentally left the surgery tool in her stomach.

The patient’s relatives staged a protest outside the hospital and lodged a complaint at the Punjagutta police station.

The woman is now admitted for another surgery to remove the forceps.

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NIMS Director K. Manohar termed the incident as “unfortunate”.

“We have ordered an inquiry by a three-member team and we will take action after we get the final report,” he said.

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