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Tragic Mistake in Prague Hospital - Abortion Performed on the Wrong Patient

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A tragic incident that shook the public opinion occurred in the University Hospital in Prague-Bulovka. Due to a medical staff mistake, an abortion was conducted not on the intended woman. The woman, who was in her fourth month of pregnancy, lost her child during a routine check-up. The Czech police have already taken steps to clarify the circumstances of this dramatic mistake.


Irreversible Consequences of a Medical Error

The incident took place on March 25th at the Clinic of Gynecology and Obstetrics. "From the preliminary findings, it appears that due to a serious violation and non-compliance with internal regulations by the staff, surgery was initiated on a wrongly identified patient," informs the hospital's press spokeswoman, Eva Stolejda Libigerová. The consequences of this mistake are irreversible, and the medics responsible for the error have been dismissed from their positions. The hospital is also conducting an internal investigation to clarify how such a tragic situation could have occurred.

Hospital's Response and Further Actions

The University Hospital in Prague-Bulovka expressed deep regret and apologies directed to the patient and her family, assuring that all possible actions are being taken to mitigate the effects of this tragedy. The incident was reported to the Czech Ministry of Health, which announced its own investigation. Concurrently, the Czech police, on their own initiative, began examining the case based on information appearing in the media. "So far, we have not received any report on this matter, but based on information appearing in the media, we have started to deal with the whole case on our own initiative," says the spokeswoman for the Prague police, Eva Kropáčová.

The tragic event at the University Hospital in Prague-Bulovka serves as a sad reminder of the need to adhere to medical procedures and the continuous need for improving patient safety systems in healthcare facilities.