SRINAGAR: Ghulam Hassan Mir, 58, had a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan done at Dr Mukhtar’s Imaging Centre located opposite Government Medical College in Karan Nagar on October 28. He was shell-shocked to see the final report as it showed his gall-bladder intact though he had undergone surgery to remove it two years back.
Mir has undergone surgery in 2015 after he was diagnosed with Chronic Liver disease. The doctors at Apollo Hospital in New Delhi had advised him in 2016 to have an MRI, a test that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to make pictures of organs and structures inside the body, scan done after a year.
Mir’s MRI report surprisingly mentioned that the “gall-bladder was well-distended and shows normal signal intensity. He was flabbergasted as he knew that doctors at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura had removed his gall-bladder two years ago.
Mir’s son Muzammil told Kashmir Reader that they raised the issue with the clinic officials who passed nit as ‘mistake’ and offered to rectify it.
He says that doctors told them that the error has occurred because of “ready-made format” of report copies and that the scan was completely perfect. “We were told that the scan was perfect and could be verified from doctors. We haven’t lodged any complaint anywhere as we are still busy with his (Mir’s) treatment,” Muzammil said.
After someone uploaded and shared the negligence on social networking sites, the clinic and its staff has faced wrath of netizens for their negligence.