Chief surgeon denies testicle fiasco
Filed Under: World | Posted: 12/18/2006 at 2:36PM
Comments | Region: Turkey
RÄ±za SarÄ±babÄ±Ã§cÄ±, chief surgeon of Konya Numune Hospital, on Sunday, December 17 rejected reports published in Turkish daily Hurriyet that female observant Muslim members of his staff refused an ultrasound to an adolescent male suffering from testicular torsion.
The boy, Ali Faruk G., according to hospital registers, came to the hospital’s urology department seeking treatment for pain in his groin on the night of November 13th / the early morning hours of November 14. SarÄ±babÄ±Ã§cÄ± said that the doctor on duty that night, Dr. Levent Kaya, was male, and that “doctors do not pick and choose patients.”
In the Hurriyet piece, it said that the patient had come in to be examined last week but was rejected by a woman who refused to examine him on religious grounds.
SarÄ±babÄ±Ã§cÄ± went on to say that a full investigation into the case would still be conducted as per protocol.