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Phuket hospital apologises for leaving gauze in new mother during delivery

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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Thanchanok ‘Tal’ Salangam, 17, with her family and her newborn daughter at their home in Srisoonthorn. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

 

PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Health Office (PPHO) today apologised and promised to pay compensation after a doctor at a government hospital left gauze inside a new mother after she had her child delivered by surgery at Thalang Hospital.

 

Health officers visited the woman, 17-year-old Thanchanok ‘Tal’ Salangam, at her home in Srisoonthorn in central Phuket yesterday (Aug 29), and made their apology and gave her a gift basket.

 

Ms Thanchanok explained, “I chose to give birth at Thalang Hospital. Afterwards, the doctor told me to stay in hospital for three days to recover. Then I was allowed me to go home with my child.


Read more at https://www.thephuketnews.com/phuket-hospital-apologises-for-leaving-gauze-in-new-mother-during-delivery-68448.php#KrqTLACF7CEsJJMA.99 

 
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haha compensation will be paid as required by law... so a wai and 500 baht should cover the thai law for that.. 

does anyone know if thailand has a law that allows this poor girl to sue them for the millions she could get in any civilised society and get the incompetent staff terminated with loss of their licenses to practice medicine.  

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1 hour ago, thesetat2013 said:

haha compensation will be paid as required by law... so a wai and 500 baht should cover the thai law for that.. 

does anyone know if thailand has a law that allows this poor girl to sue them for the millions she could get in any civilised society and get the incompetent staff terminated with loss of their licenses to practice medicine.  

You really are convinced that millions of compensation are a good thing?

And removing the medical staff is also a good thing?

Both are a drain on the healthcare situation.

Definitely a typical US solution.

Most certainly not an example of a "civilised society" but an example of a society that makes healthcare a moneygrabbing thing.

 

 

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“The case is now under investigation in order to determine whether it must be considered a matter of negligence or not......"
Possibly some negligence involved since I believe it is not standard practice to leave the gauze inside the body.  
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And what is a 17 year teen doing having one anyway?

 

I'm all for sex ed and free birth control programs but it should be made policy that the so-called Fathers in these cases must marry the girl and take responsibility for their kids or they would be jailed for statutory rape.

 

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On 8/31/2018 at 8:37 PM, Prairieboy said:
“The case is now under investigation in order to determine whether it must be considered a matter of negligence or not......"
Possibly some negligence involved since I believe it is not standard practice to leave the gauze inside the body.  

Not standard but unfortunately not uncommon. There is supposed to be a count done of all items, including gauze. The surgical nurse, assuming one was even present, didn't keep an eye on the equipment and the physician  didn't keep control. Things can get hectic if there is an emergency or a complication, and all attention is put towards keeping the patient alive. This was a 17 year old child, undergoing a C-Section, which suggests that there were some difficult aspects of the pregnancy to address. 

 

I am surprised that a high risk procedure was done at this facility. It  doesn't have a neonatal Intensive care unit, nor specialized pediatric  physicians. A C-section on an adolescent is considered a high risk birth procedure.

 

The term "hospital" isn't a true description of the facility. It is a 60 bed facility intentended for non critical care. My understanding is that it's obsterics care is more for community health and routine births. A question that should be asked is why was the procedure allowed to be done at this facility.  Perhaps the answer of there being an inadequate number of qualified specialists and inadequate health services for the poor may prove an uncomfortable admission.

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On 8/31/2018 at 12:41 PM, thesetat2013 said:

haha compensation will be paid as required by law... so a wai and 500 baht should cover the thai law for that.. 

does anyone know if thailand has a law that allows this poor girl to sue them for the millions she could get in any civilised society and get the incompetent staff terminated with loss of their licenses to practice medicine.  

 

"so a wai and 500 baht should cover the thai law for that"' - and for something more serious, compensation also involves the presentation of a big basket of fruit.  ?

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13 hours ago, geriatrickid said:

Not standard but unfortunately not uncommon. There is supposed to be a count done of all items, including gauze. The surgical nurse, assuming one was even present, didn't keep an eye on the equipment and the physician  didn't keep control. Things can get hectic if there is an emergency or a complication, and all attention is put towards keeping the patient alive. This was a 17 year old child, undergoing a C-Section, which suggests that there were some difficult aspects of the pregnancy to address. 

 

I am surprised that a high risk procedure was done at this facility. It  doesn't have a neonatal Intensive care unit, nor specialized pediatric  physicians. A C-section on an adolescent is considered a high risk birth procedure.

 

The term "hospital" isn't a true description of the facility. It is a 60 bed facility intentended for non critical care. My understanding is that it's obsterics care is more for community health and routine births. A question that should be asked is why was the procedure allowed to be done at this facility.  Perhaps the answer of there being an inadequate number of qualified specialists and inadequate health services for the poor may prove an uncomfortable admission.

I agree.

 

Far worse things have been left in bodies.

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