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Phuket health office apologizes for leaving gauze inside woman after childbirth

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Doctors wearing surgical masks. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gary Granger Jr./Released.

The Phuket Provincial Health Office yesterday apologized to a new mother who only just found out — after two months — that her doctor forgot gauze inside her during her child delivery in June.

The health office’s chief, Dr. Jirapan Taepan, told reporters yesterday that they acknowledged the medical mistake occurred at Thalang, a local government hospital, and that the woman will be compensated for it, Matichon reported.

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By Coconuts Bangkok

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