A woman who underwent an operation for her urinary tract stones in a Shenzhen hospital was shocked when she woke up after anesthesia and was informed that doctors needed to remove her left kidney to save her life. The woman soon suspected that the hospital was involved in organ trading, Oriental Daily reports.
Wai Jianmin, the patient from Guangxi, was working in a toy factory in Fuyong, Guangdong. She felt stomachache on August 23 and sought medical treatment at the Shenzhen Guangsheng Hospital. She was diagnosed with urinary tract stones and an operation was required to remove the stones.
She was anesthetized for the operation and asked to wait after she regained consciousness. A doctor said her kidney was bleeding and needed to be removed.
She thought the operation was unnecessary and demanded to change to another hospital. The doctor told her that she would die without the operation, so she and her family signed the surgery agreement.
Her family criticized the hospital for its inconsistent diagnosis and its of lack proper explanation about the kidney removal. The hospital also said it that had to send the kidney to another location for checking, which they thought was suspicious.
On August 26, when the family tried to discuss the operation with the hospital, staff attempted to solve the conflict by compensating with money.
They accused the hospital of using the kidney for other purposes, and reported the case to cops.
The hospital soon after held a press conference regarding the incident and said that the kidney removal was in agreement with expert opinion. The Shenzhen Health Inspection Bureau is currently investigating the case and said that it has found no evidence of illegal actions by the hospital so far. The left kidney was stored in the hospital.
[Images via Oriental Daily]
By Christy Lau