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 .