A deputy director and a group of medical workers in a public hospital in the central highlands province of Dak Lak were suspended from work because of “incapability and irresponsibility” and caused a 16-year-old to lose one leg last week .
Nguyen Van Tam, director of the General Hospital in Dak Lak province’s Cu Kuin District, affirmed that after a meeting convened on March 16 to analyze lack of responsibility and professional knowledge of medical workers in treating Le Thi Ha Vi, a 15-year-old high school student, Deputy Director cum head of Surgery Ward Trinh Duc Lam; surgeon in charge, Y Tam and two nurses Le Thi Long and Vu Thi Kim Len faced suspension.
Before, on March 6, student Le Thi Ha Vi was rushed to Cu Kuin District General Hospital after a road accident on her way from school. Doctors said she had a bone rupture around the right knee and put her in a cast. Vi complained that the cast was too tight and painful and her leg below the cast was numb.
Her family decided to transfer her to leading Cho Ray hospital in Ho Chi Minh City where surgeons had to amputate her leg to save her life because the leg got gangrene.