Vietnamese hospital misdiagnoses male patient as pregnant

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Hanh Phuc Hospital in An Giang Province, where a 60-year-old man was diagnosed "pregnant". File photo. Hanh Phuc Hospital in An Giang Province, where a 60-year-old man was diagnosed "pregnant". File photo.

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In yet another blunder that could turn medical professionals into the nation's laughing stock, doctors at a hospital in southern Vietnam have misdiagnosed a 60-year-old male patient as "pregnant."
The man said he had hand tremors and went to Hanh Phuc Hospital in An Giang Province earlier this month for a check-up. 
Doctors then ordered a blood test, and the result released to the patient was almost shocking.
"It said that my pregnancy was normal," he recalled. 
The hospital on Friday said it is "deeply sorry" for the mistake, saying that a computer glitch may have affected the files of four patients. They were all mistakenly diagnosed as pregnant. 
Manager of the hospital said those responsible will face strict measures.

Earlier this week Hanoi’s Viet Duc Hospital, one of Vietnam’s leading medical facilities, suspended a surgeon and his team for mistakenly operating on a patient’s right leg instead of his left. The case has garnered nationwide attention.

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