An elderly man lodged a police complaint on Thursday after a private hospital report in West Bengal mentioned existence of “uterus” and “ovary” in his ultrasonogram scan (USG), a medical test for used to examine abdominal organs like the liver, pancreas, and kidneys.
Sixty-three-year-old Narayan Chandra Sen, an resident of Machlandpur in Howrah region, was advised by a doctor to get an ultrasonography of entire abdomen to evaluate his fatty lever disease.
However, Mr Sen was confounded when he got the report of the test done on March 10.
“I completed the USG from the Barasat Cancer Research and Welfare Center (Hospital). They gave me a wrong report. They send me the USG report of a female. The report referred to the presence of uterus and ovary,” said Mr Sen.
The hospital admitted its mistake, saying it was a “typing error”.
“I called the PC sections individuals. It was a typing error. The patient is normal. He has no ailment. But in their hurry to type the report, they (PC section staff) made the mistake,” said a hospital official.
He said the hospital would do a repeat test, free of cost.
However, Mr Sen filed a complaint at the Barasat police headquarters complaining of “gross negligence” on the part of the hospital.