Doctor performs abortion on wrong woman

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A medical doctor in South Korea has performed an abortion on the wrong patient after there was a mix -up in the medical charts of patients at the clinic .

According to The Star Online , the police has arrested the gynaecologist and nurse , who aborted the six -weeks pregnancy on charges of professional negligence for failing to check the patient ’s information before the procedure .

The police said that the victim had been prescribed nutritional supplements on August 7.

It was reported that when she entered the delivery room — where the hospital apparently also gave injections and conducted surgeries — neither the nurse nor the doctor checked the patient ’s identity .

Confusing her for the patient on the charts they were looking at, the nurse injected the patient with anaesthesia after which the doctor performed the abortion .

The woman returned to the hospital the next day after experiencing bloody discharge and was told that the fetus had been aborted .

Abortion is illegal in most cases in South Korea .

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