A woman who had a handkerchief left in her belly during a caesarean section late last year will receive free follow-up care at Phnom Penh’s Calmette Hospital thanks to the Prime Minister’s wife.
The victim’s sister, who declined to give her name, identified her sister as Dim Srey Mom, 35, a teacher at Peam Chi Kang high school in Kampong Cham province’s Kang Meas commune. This was her sister’s first child.
She said that on October 25, her sister delivered her son by C-section at the Kampong Cham provincial hospital, but had repeated stomach pains following the surgery.
She said her sister returned to the hospital and was given medicine, but that did not resolve the problem.
Ms Srey Mom decided to have surgery again at Calmette Hospital in Phnom Penh on January 19 where a handkerchief was discovered in her belly, according to the victim’s sister.
She added her family had returned to the provincial hospital to ask for compensation but had been asked to wait so on Saturday, her family sought intervention from the Kampong Cham provincial governor.