Karnataka Medical Apathy: Careless Doctor Leaves Needle In Jaw; Woman Goes To Cops


Amit Kumar    09 July 2018

In a bizarre turn of events, a dentist has reportedly forgotten to remove a surgical needle from a patient’s mouth in Dharwad recently. Interestingly, the patient too is a dentist.

According to reports, Dr Sarika visited another dentist Dr Vinayak Mahendrakar at a private clinic on SP Road in Dharwad.

After the initial course of treatment, Sarika developed heavy pain on her jaws, forcing her to take an X-ray in other clinic. To her horror Sarika discovered a tiny needle which was left behind by Mahendrakar in her mouth.

When Sarika approached Dr Mahendrakar and complained about the same, the latter did not show any remorse and quite casually said it can be removed easily. Sarika was asked to come the next day.

When Sarika visited the clinic the next day, Mahendrakar was nowhere to be seen. Furious, Sarika lodged a complaint against Mahendrakar.

A police officer told BM, “The lady doctor registered a complaint against Mahendrakar. Later, ACP called both doctors and asked them to arrive at a compromise. Sarika had only demnd that needle should be removed. Mahendrakar later agreed to have the needle removed. No complaint has been registered against the dentist.”

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