Ahad, 7 April 2013

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Jarum Tertinggal di Peha Bayi


GEORGE TOWN: The health authorities here have sent a report to the Health Ministry regarding an incident of a broken syringe needle found in a thigh of a five-month old infant. Penang health director Datuk Dr Lailanor Ibrahim said the state Health Department had carried out the initial investigations and was monitoring the baby's health. “A report has been sent to the Health Ministry,” he said in a statement here yesterday. A report in a Malay daily on Jan 5 quoted 26-year-old mother Nora-shilla Razak as saying that she found the broken needle in her baby's thigh after returning home from a clinic in Jalan Perak here. Norashilla said she suspected something was amiss when her child cried non-stop after returning from the clinic. “When I removed the cotton placed over the injected area, I was shocked to see a broken needle in the baby's thigh,” she said.

 


NEGLIGENCE? Father claims clinic staff failed to remove broken needle


GEORGE TOWN: THE father of a 5-month-old baby boy had a shock when he found a needle embedded in his son's left thigh following a routine check-up at a public clinic.

Mohd Zahrin Tumin, 30, a laundry outlet assistant, sensed something amiss after his son, Muhammad Danish, cried incessantly when they returned home from the clinic on Thursday.

He claimed the clinic staff at the Jalan Perak outlet were liable for medical negligence as they failed to remove the needle from his son's thigh.

To make matters worse, Zahrin claimed the nurse responsible for injecting his son refused to admit her blunder.

"The tip of the needle was protruding from beneath the wound.

"The other half was embedded beneath the skin, so we went back to the clinic to have it removed immediately.

"I made a scene there but the staff refused to admit it was their mistake."

Zahrin said he was worried his son would be infected from the wound.

"I cannot afford to engage a lawyer to sue the clinic as I just started my job two months ago.

"The clinic should apologise to me and my family for their negligence."

Zahrin has lodged a report at the Jelutong police station. Attempts to contact the clinic for comments were unsuccessful.


Boy, 4, left in agony after nurse leaves broken needle in his leg during pre-school injection

·         Father questioned where tip of needle had gone but nurse told him the needles never snapped

·         Next day father took his son to hospital where X-ray confirmed needle under the skin

·         A father is suing the NHS after a nurse left a broken needle in his four-year-old son's leg.

·         Eesa Shafiq was in agony after the 2cm-long sliver of metal was left in his left thigh after a routine jab to prevent against childhood diseases.

·         Hours later the boy’s leg became stiff and he could hardly move.

·         The next day his father Shanwazcoor took Eesa to hospital where an X-ray revealed the needle was still in his leg.

·         He had a two hour operation to have the needle removed and today Eesa is recovering at his home in Woodthorpe, Nottingham.

·         Restaurant owner Mr Shafiq is now suing the NHS Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County for negligence.

·         He said: 'It is appalling that my son was allowed to have a piece of needle in his leg.

·         'I was with him when the nurse gave him the injection. When she removed it from his thigh the tip of the needle was not there and I said ‘is it still in his leg?’

·         'She looked at me and told me she’d been a nurse for 20 years and these needles never snap.

·         'I asked her where the needle was if it wasn’t in my son’s leg and she called for a doctor.

·         'The doctor came in and they were looking around on the floor for the needle, with torches out. They said it was unlikely the needle was in his leg.

·         'They said they couldn’t find the needle and wanted to give him a second jab. I saw her lining the other injection up but I wasn’t going to let that happen.

·         'They sent us on our way and said we could go to hospital for an X-ray if we wanted.

·         'I thought they would have called for an ambulance to help us. Eesa could hardly walk and was crying his eyes out with the pain.'

·         The needle became lodged in Eesa when he had a single injection to prevent against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and polio at Sherwood Health Centre in Nottingham last week.

·         The next day Mr Shafiq became so concerned about his son he took him to the Queen’s Medical Centre (QMC) where an X-ray confirmed the needle was still inside Eesa.

·         He added: 'I couldn’t believe it when I saw the X-ray. Who knows what kind of long term damage it could have caused if it had been allowed to stay inside his thigh.

·         “The nurse and the doctor should be disciplined and retrained before they treat any other patient, especially young children.

·         'Eesa has been left traumatised by this horrific mistake. He suffers nightmares and says he never wants to see a doctor again.'

The family have now made an official complaint and have instructed solicitors to begin a medical negligence claim.

·         Mr Shafiq added: 'It is ridiculous to think my son can go in for these booster jabs and then end up in hospital.

·         'It has been a shocking experience for my son. Everyone including the hospital has said they haven’t heard of it happening before.

·         'We’re pleased to now have him back home. But it should never have come to this.'

·         A spokesperson for NHS Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County said: 'It would not be appropriate for us to comment publicly about this case for reasons of patient confidentiality, but we would always encourage any patient who is unhappy with the treatment they have received to contact their GP practice directly or use the NHS Nottingham City PALS and complaints service.

·         'We can then work with them to properly understand, investigate and resolve any concerns or issues they may have.'

·         No one from the Sherwood Health Centre was prepared to comment.

 






 

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