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Swedish clinic sterilises wrong patient

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17:55 CEST+02:00
A medical clinic in Västerås in central Sweden has been reported for sterilising the wrong man.

According to a complaint filed with the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen), a patient came to the clinic on the afternoon of June 22nd to have a biopsy performed on his prostate.

But doctors and nurses at the urology and gynecology clinic neglected to double check the identity of the patient who thought he was leaving a tissue sample.

Instead of carrying out the scheduled biopsy, doctors performed a vasectomy on the man – the procedure scheduled for the day's next patient.

Officials with the health board will now review the complaint to determine what, if any, sanctions may be issued.

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