CAIRO: A boy was admitted into the Sporting Hospital in Alexandria to undergo a hernia operation, but ended up with penile gangrene, Youm7 reported Saturday.
Mohamed Ekramy, as young as one year and seven months, entered the hospital May 15; the urinary stream was wrongly diverted and thus might have his penis removed, the father told Youm7.
The father added that the hospital manager’s offered him a compensation of 200,000 EGP ($26,206,) but he refused and demanded his son be treated.
A police report was filed at Sidi Gaber police station and the case was referred to prosecution, which ordered forensic examination over the boy.
“The hospital’s manager proposed to treat the child in another hospital at any cost on the condition that I remove what I posted about the operation on Facebook and to not to talk to reporters,” the father said in a video posted by Dotmasr Thursday.
The father called on President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to pay attention to small and public hospitals, “non-professional” doctors, and rescue his child.
Medical negligence; however, also occurs at private hospitals. In August 2014 an 8-month-old girl, Natalie Amgad, died after 25 days of “negligence” at the American Hospital in Heliopolis.
She was admitted into the hospital to receive saline injections after she was diagnosed with intestinal catarrh. The hospital said she suffered a mild failure in one of her kidneys, and that the treatment she had received was insufficient, ultimately causing her death.
Also, on June 9, 2014, journalist Heba al-Ayouti, 26, died at private hospital Nile Badrawy in Maadi.
The Forensic Authority reported that the negligence of a doctor and two nurses injected Ayouti with a formaldehyde solution instead of radioactive dye when she requested a scan on her ovaries.