Gynae accidentally leaves phone in patient

Gynae accidentally leaves phone in patient

It was supposed to be a routine caesarean delivery in a Jordanian hospital.

But after Ms Hanan Mahmoud Abdul Karim, 36, gave birth to a healthy baby boy and went home, she realised that something was not right.

She claimed she was in severe pain and her abdomen began vibrating, Dubai daily Gulf News reported, quoting Jordanian media.

Ms Hanan was taken to a hospital, where X-rays of her abdomen revealed a foreign object.

The foreign object is believed to be the Jordanian gynaecologist's mobile phone, the report said.

It is not clear how the phone ended up in the abdomen.

Ms Hanan gave birth to a 4.8kg boy via a caesarean section last month at a private hospital in the Jordanian capital Amman, Jordanian media reported.

Her mother, Ms Majeda Abdul Hamid, told the media: "My daughter suffered serious pains and could not move.

"I took her back to the hospital where she was treated, but nothing was done for her."

Ms Majeda said she then took her daughter to a public hospital, where an X-ray revealed the phone.

Doctors immediately operated on Ms Hanan and removed the phone.


The issue became so serious that a Member of Parliament has urged the government to resign as a result of this scandal. The parliament should bear some responsibility, he was quoted as saying.

Jordanian Health Ministry spokesman Hatem Al Azrae said Ms Hanan's story was "baseless and a fabricated one", but also stated that the ministry is carefully following it.

This article was first published on May 15, 2015.
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