Similar names, different patients: Abbottabad doctors perform wrong surgery


ABBOTTABAD: Negligence doctors of Abbottabad on Wednesday operated on the stomach of a woman instead of her foot despite her repeated pleas to not do so.

The woman had complained of pain in the foot but the doctors performed the surgery on her abdomen. She kept complaining during the operation but the doctors did not listen to her and forcefully performed the operation against her will.

The doctors said that there had been confusion between two different patients with the same name.

One woman had pain in her foot while the other had pain in her abdomen and the doctors mixed up the two.

The hospital administration said that a three-member team has been constituted over the matter.

The family of the patient expressed anger on the fact that the doctors did not listen to her despite her repeated claims that she does not have pain in her stomach.