Monday, July 15, 2019

One month-old baby's pen!s amputated after nurse pretended to be a doctor and carried out botched circumcision

A one-month-old baby had to have his pen!s amputated after a nurse allegedly pretending to be a doctor carried out a botched circumcision.

Ashraf Helmi had gone with his sister-in-law to have his son vaccinated at a medical centre in northern Cairo, Egypt.

While there, he claims he was persuaded to have his son circumcised and agreed to let a nurse who allegedly pretended to be a doctor to do the operation.

The nurse reportedly carried out the operation for a 50 EGP (£2.40) bonus.

Helmi said: "She did it at an emergency room and not an operation room. I made sure I was there because you hear of all the botched surgeries out there.

"After finishing, she then fastened the gauze so tightly and when I told her it's very rough for a small boy, she said, 'I know what I'm doing!'"

When he noticed a swelling on his son's pen!s, Helmi went for a follow-up appointment at the medical centre.

While there, he became suspicious after the woman who operated on the tot allegedly told him to wait till she brought a 'doctor' - and he later reported the matter to police.

A few days later, baby Mohamed developed an infection and his father then rushed him to hospital where surgeons had to amputate his pen!s as it had turned gangrenous.

The nurse has been detained and the case is being investigated.