COUNCIL CHRONICLE – A New Delhi surgeon was recently barred from performing surgeries unassisted after he operated on the wrong patient. According to the allegations, the surgeon inserted a pin in the patient’s leg despite the man being admitted to the hospital with head and face trauma. Victim’s family said the man is unable to walk after surgery.
New Delhi Surgeon Bungle Discovered Hours After Operation
Last week, a Sushruta Trauma Center spokesperson confirmed that a surgeon had been barred from performing operations unassisted after he operated on the wrong patient.
Vijendra Tyagi was admitted to the Trauma Center with head and face trauma. The man was wheeled into the OR where the unnamed surgeon, mistaking him for Virendra, another recently admitted patient, inserted a metal pin in his leg.
The OR error was spotted by Ankit Tyagi, Vijendra’s son, who notified the hospital’s board. Unfortunately, the man’s son discovered the surgeon’s bungle hours after the operation.
Dr. Bahl, the hospital’s superintendent, declared that the establishment’s board verified Tyagi’s claims and discovered that the New Delhi surgeon indeed committed a faux pas. As a result, the specialist can no longer enter an OR not perform surgery unsupervised, decision effective immediately.
As for Vijendra, he’s still being kept in the hospital’s intensive care unit. Despite Vijendra’s family refusing to file a malpractice lawsuit against the New Dehli surgeon, Ankit declared that his father is unable to walk and has on-and-off headaches and chest pains.
Regrettably, this isn’t the first mistake performed by one of the hospital’s staff members. A couple of years ago, a patient who was admitted with a fractured right foot received surgical treatment for the wrong limb.
Similarly, a patient with no kidney disease received an unnecessary and invasive vascular surgery to treat said condition.
The hospital’s superintendent said that the patient with the leg trauma has been treated and is now the hospital’s ICU.
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