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RML docs remove sponge from woman who was operated for hernia in Jan

RML docs remove sponge from woman who was operated for hernia in Jan
A team of surgeons at a Ram Manhorlal hospital have removed a sponge from inside a woman's stomach, who was suffering from excruciating pain and earlier had a hernia disorder. The sponge was detected by means of a high-dose of contrast enhanced computed tomography ( CECT) conducted on her abdomen.
Nearly, seven months after her hernia surgery, the patient Rekha, 44, resident of Delhi, was suffering an unrelenting experience of piercing stomach ache. "The reason behind the pain was the 10.4 X 4.8 cm sponge left in her stomach during surgery," said a doctor at RML hospital.
"During the month of January, the patient Rekha, diagnosed a hernia and operated upon for the same in a private nursing home, located at Bhajanpura, on January 11, 2017. A few days after the surgery, she experienced unbearable pain in her abdomen," said Brijmohan Jangid, husband of the patient.
Following the situation, we consulted the doctor about the pain, "Doctors at the nursing home admitted the patient and treated her for several days but the doctors could not do anything," he added.
Securing for the better treatment, on May 11, 2017, the patient – Rekha was admitted at St Stephen's Hospital at Kashmiri Gate, but the doctors over there could not help either.
The patient condition deteriorated but no solutions coming out, doctors at several hospitals are clueless, after two months.
The patient's husband then consulted doctors in RML Hospital and they recommended another surgery. After conducting a series of scans and tests, the specialist doctors informed him that a sponge like substance was detected in her stomach.
" To remove this unwanted substance patient need to underwent another operations," said Jangid.
Moreover, Jangid retorted, " I quit my job and spent all my saving, which I have saved for the children's future."
He also stated, "I will file a case against the doctors and management of the private hospital after getting full medical report of my wife and will pursue this till the end."
However, when Millennium Post contacted the concern private nursing home, the doctor refutes for any wrong doing and said, "The sponge found in patient's stomach was not from our negligence and we have nothing to do with it."
Yogesh Kant

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