Thorough probe into ‘wire in blood vessel’ incident, says HTAR director

PETALING JAYA: The allegations of negligence through leaving a wire in the blood vessel of a patient during an operation at Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah (HTAR), Klang will be investigated thoroughly, says hospital director Dr Zulkarnain Mohd Rawi.

He said the alleged incident on Dec 7 has since gone viral on social media and is presently being investigated in detail by the hospital.

In a post that has since gone viral on social media, it has been alleged that a guide wire was left in a blood vessel leading to the heart following a procedure performed on a 53-year-old patient.

It was also claimed that the patient had to be brought to Hospital Sungai Buloh for surgery to remove the guide wire.

"HTAR gives the assurance that every complaint will be investigated transparently according to the procedures without compromising the rights of the patients," he said in a statement on Friday (Dec 8).

"The outcome of the investigations will be communicated to the patient or family members to safeguard the confidentiality of the information," added Dr Zulkarnain

Dr Zulkarnain added that the hospital will not compromise on any negligence that occurred during the patient's treatment at HTAR.

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