NEW DELHI, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- A doctor in an Indian government hospital has left a pair of artery forceps inside a woman patient's stomach while performing a hernia surgery on her earlier this week.
A second surgery was performed on her on Saturday and the artery forceps were successfully removed, according to official sources of the hospital in Hyderabad, capital city of India's southern state of Telangana.
After the first surgery, the woman was discharged from the Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) on Thursday, but was readmitted the same night after she complained of acute pain in her stomach.
On medical investigation it was found that the artery forceps were left inside her stomach.
Speaking to Xinhua over phone, NIMS Director Dr K. Manohar said a second surgery was performed on the patient on Saturday morning and the artery forceps were successfully removed from her stomach, and that she was fine now.
"I have appointed a panel of senior doctors at the hospital to investigate into the matter and submit a report at the earliest," said the director.
"The local police have taken the old case sheet into their custody. As soon we get the panel's report, we will fix responsibility on the doctor who performed the earlier surgery and did this act of negligence."