Gynaecologist 'dropped phone into patient's abdomen' during caesarean

Pains: The mistake was only realised when the phone began ringing
Pains: The mistake was only realised when the phone began ringing

A gynaecologist reportedly dropped a mobile phone into a patient's abdomen during a caesarean section.

Hanan Mahmoud Abdul Karim, 36, was in hospital in Jordan's capital Amman for a birth when the incident is said to have occurred, and the mistake was only realised when the mobile phone started ringing and vibrating inside of her. 

Majeda Abdul Hamid - Hanan's mother - told Gulf News: "My daughter suffered serious pains and could not move. I brought her back to the hospital where she was treated but nothing was done for her."

The woman was taken to the casualty department of Al Bashir public hospital, where X-rays revealed there was a foreign object in her abdomen.

Surgeons at another hospital reportedly operated to remove the mobile phone. 

Salim Al Bataynah, a member of the Jordanian parliament, subsequently said: "In countries which show respect to their nations, and following such scandals, governments usually resign.

"The parliament should show responsibility and be on the level of the case."

Parliament member Bataynah called on the Jordanian government to resign as a result of the scandal...

The woman reportedly gave birth to a 4.8kg boy (10.5 lbs).