BUKIT LANJAN: What’s up doc? Just the foreskin please, not the penis!

A boy is inspected by surgeons prior to having his foreskin removed during an annual circumcision ceremony in Malaysia - EPA pic
 BUKIT LANJAN: What’s up doc? Just the foreskin please, not the penis!

What is it with Malaysian doctors and penises, especially those in the federal capital Kuala Lumpur?

Are they on a vigilante birth-control campaign to turn Malaysian males into eunuchs?

“Circumcision is a non-complicated surgery but two teenagers have had their penis severed by doctors/general practitioners in a month. This is really too much for Malaysians to stomach!” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.

“Are the two unfortunate painful experiences of the two boys a reflection of the incompetency and questionable qualifications of Malaysian doctors in Kuala Lumpur today?

“That the two incidents had happened in the federal capital and not in the rural areas make it the more worrying. What type of doctors do we have in practice that a simple non-complicated circumcision procedure or surgery can go that very wrong?” he asked.

Syed Razak said: “I find it very depressing that I have to talk about and question the quality of our medical profession just two days after doing so. (Read this for context:

“Again, the Health Ministry and authorities are in the limelight for all the wrong reasons. What is the use of knee-jerk reactions after every bad incident.

“What is the use of investigations if there is no effort to review and improve on its enforcement and quality control of the medical profession?” asked Syed Razak who is Gerakan’s nominee to contest N.37 Bukit Lanjan in the coming 14th General Election (GE14).

He reiterated that the Health Ministry must seriously look into the botched circumcisions and come up with measures on reducing the risk of such cases.

“If the two cases are caused by incompetence or lack of professional qualifications, then this is a matter of weaknesses in enforcement and monitoring SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures).

“Malaysians and Bukit Lanjan residents are eager to know whether the doctors and general practitioners are suitably qualified to carry out circumcision surgeries.

“Will the Health Ministry enlighten us how the botched circumcision occurred and how such boo-boos can be avoided?” he asked.
Young boys are sprayed with water to clean prior to their operations in Malaysia -EPA pic
Here’s the New Straits Times report on the second botched circumcision:

"Second botched circumcision this month sees boy lose penis


December 29, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR: In what is becoming a worrying trend, another botched circumcision case has occurred, this time involving a nine-year-old boy at a clinic in Jalan Ipoh.

Unlike the previous case – where a 10-year-old boy's penis head (glan) was accidentally severed via laser but later successfully reattached – the victim in this case was not as fortunate.

Lawyer P. Uthayakumar said the latest incident occurred on Dec 15, when the boy's father brought his son to the Jalan Ipoh clinic for a routine circumcision.

He said that during the surgery, the doctor accidentally severed the boy's penis using surgical scissors.

"The doctor sewed it back before referring the boy to a private specialist centre," he said.

“The doctors at the specialist centre later referred him to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital for a reattachment surgery. The surgery was conducted on the same day,” he said.

However, the situation deteriorated two days later when the boy's penis began to blacken. Doctors were then left with no choice but to cut it off on Dec 27.

Uthayakumar said the family has lodged a police report over the matter, and that he would hold a press conference tomorrow (Friday).

In the previous incident on Dec 20, a 10-year-old boy underwent a traumatic experience when his penis glan was accidentally severed during circumcision at a clinic in Taman Cheras Utama.

The boy was later taken to the Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Hospital (HUKM), where surgery was done to reattach the severed part.
The operation was successful. - New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd"



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