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A Saudi Child died due to Medical Swab broke inside his nose

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A Saudi Child died due to Swab broke inside his nose. The family of the Saudi child, Abdulaziz Al-Joufan, aged one and a half, traumatized by his death after the medical swab broke inside his nose when the medical staff at Shaqra General Hospital suspected that he was infected with the Coronavirus due to the high temperature.

A Saudi Child died due to Swab broke inside his nose

In the details of the incident, the legal representative and child’s uncle spoke to “Al Arabiya”, said: “The child did not have chronic or dangerous diseases. And on Friday evening, he complained of high temperature, and after review by the doctor. The doctor decided that he should take a swab through the nose, even though his health was good and he only suffered from a high temperature.

He added: “The swab broke inside his nose, so the doctor decided to put him aside and fully anaesthetize him to perform an operation. And an operation performed to extract the swab from the child’s nose. Around one o’clock at night, they informed me that the operation completed and that the doctor extracted the swab from the child’s nose.”

He continued: “After the operation, the child woke up, and his mother accompanying him. She repeatedly asked the nursing staff to examine by the specialist doctor after the operation and reassured about child’s condition, and make sure that the swab completely extracted and the bleeding stopped and ease of breathing. However, the staff explained the absence of the doctor and asked the child’s mother to wait “.

Child Abdulaziz Al-Joufan, 2020 – Al Arabiya

According to the testimony of the child’s uncle, at about nine o’clock in the morning, the child suddenly lost consciousness. So his mother immediately notified the nurses, found out that he stopped breathing, and treated with artificial respiration.

Abdulaziz Al-Joufan – An Angel who left this world

“Then I came to the hospital and asked to call the specialist doctor. They perform x-rays for the child, which showed that the lungs in one of the lungs blocked, according to the radiologist’s statement. However, we sat in the hospital, waiting for the ambulance. And it did not arrive for emergencies until exactly one hour and 19 minutes (i.e. after an hour has passed). Nevertheless, we sat waiting for the child to be transported until afternoon prayer but not transferred; and announced his death, may God have mercy on him.

Uncle revealed that he submitted a communication to investigate the cause of the unexpected death of the child. And the reasons that prompted the swab broken inside the child’s nose, as well as about the safety of the total anaesthesia process. And the rest of the medical procedures related to dealing with the condition and requirements of medical necessity.

The uncle stated that the father of the child received on the evening of the death, condolence from the Saudi Minister of Health, Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, in which he pledged to follow up on the child’s case himself.

Conclusion

The testimony concluded: “I am awaiting the punishment of the person responsible for the child’s death and protecting society from such practices. The hospital told the family by phone that no official letter received from the ministry regarding the handover of the child or not, regarding the existing issue, and that they deal with the child’s death as a natural death. The family was asked to come and sign the body, and upon review, they told me that the child would be handed over to the municipality on the pretext of suspecting his condition with symptoms of Coronavirus. Days and they told me by phone that if he refused to receive it, he will be transferred to the freezer so that the body will not be damaged.

إِنَّا لِلَّٰهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ‎, ʾinnā li-llāhi wa-ʾinna ʾilayhi rājiʿūna

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