A 56-year-old woman admitted to a private hospital in Madurai with severe stomach pain has been found to have a pair of surgical scissors in her abdomen. Doctors now plan to perform an operation on Monday to remove the instrument that was apparently left inside her body during a surgery she underwent 12 years ago in Kodaikanal.
"It is a miracle how she endured the pain all these years. She must have undergone a lot of agony," said a doctor of the Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre.Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the Kodaikanal hospital said the management had changed and that it could not be held accountable now.
"Regina Mary underwent a surgery in the hospital in 2001. But that team of doctors has left and the management has changed as well. So how can we be held responsible?, " he said.