Miscommunication leads to circumcision at Thai clinic
Thailand's Medical Council has exonerated a
male nurse who mistakenly circumcised a 12-year-old boy instead of removing an
abscess from his mouth, news reports said Saturday, dpa reported.
Acting Medical Council President Somsak Lohlekha said the unwanted circumcision was the result of a "miscommunication" between doctor and nurse, reported the Bangkok Post.
The boy's mother, Rattanaporn Manaschuen, on Thursday lodged a complaint with the council after her son had his foreskin removed at a clinic in Samut Prakan instead of receiving treatment for a mouth abscess.
After investigating the case, Somsak concluded that the clinic's doctor had ordered an "excision" be performed on the boy but the nurse had understood that a "circumcision" was needed.
Looking on the bright side, Somsak advised the mother of the now circumcised boy that the operation would help him keep his genitalia clean.