Hospital confirms report about botched hysteroscopy that leads to premature birth

The China Post
Date: September 15, 2017
By: The China Post

Taipei Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Friday confirmed the report that a

Taipei Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Friday confirmed the report that a hysteroscopy conducted by one of its physicians had led to a premature birth because proper procedures were not followed.

hysteroscopy conducted by one of its physicians had led to a premature birth because proper procedures were not followed.

The botched hysteroscopy was one of the accusations in an internally recirculated letter that criticized the hospital for “industrializing” hysteroscopy, convincing patients to take the test for profits, adding that nine of ten gynecology patients have been given hysteroscopy at the hospital.

In the case mentioned by the letter apparently written by one of the hospital’s medical staff, an employee of the hospital received a hysteroscopy on Aug. 23 after she complained of menstrual disorder. During the procedure, the employee gave birth of an unknown-of 23-week baby. The hysteroscopy conducting the hysteroscopy, however, demanded the nursing staff not to give first aid to the baby and required everyone with knowledge of the incident to keep it a secret in order to avoid a scandal, according to the letter, which added that the gynecologist even blamed the patient for not knowing about her own pregnancy.    [FULL  STORY]

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