MALACCA: A 12-year-old boy could suffer permanent disability following what his family believes to be a botched circumcision procedure at a private clinic here.
The boy from Bukit Rambai underwent the surgery on Dec 13, but to this day still complains of excruciating pain in his private parts and has difficulty urinating, according to his uncle who identified himself as Mohd Ridzuan.
Mohd Ridzuan alleged that the doctor had not adhered to the right procedure when carrying out the circumcision.
His nephew, he added, endured much pain after the surgery, stemming from the swelling in his private parts and continuous bleeding.
“My nephew is experiencing pain until today and we are afraid that he will be permanently disabled,” he said yesterday.
Mohd Ridzuan said that on Dec 14, his brother took his son to the Malacca Hospital, where he was warded for three days.
“Doctors at the hospital then conducted a corrective surgery on Dec 24, but there is no certainty that the boy could lead a normal life later.
“The scar is still there ... his future might be badly affected,” he said.
Mohd Ridzuan added that the clinic had refused to take responsibility despite his brother informing them that doctors at the Malacca Hospital had found medical negligence in the case.
“We are planning to seek legal redress, which we hope will caution others against the clinic,” he said.
The boy’s 34-year-old father, a factory worker, had lodged a police report against the doctor and the clinic.
Melaka Tengah police confirmed receiving the report.
Barisan Nasional’s social service bureau (Pembela) urged the boy’s family to see them as they had received similar grouses about the clinic from other patients.
Pembela director Amir Hamzah Aziz said he would compile the complaints and submit them to the relevant authorities for further action.