Amateurish medical students partly cut off a baby’s penis, confusing it with the umbilical cord.
Doctors then tried to quickly and secretly cover up the situation, rushing the baby boy into surgery to fix the mistake.
The infant’s father Diego Rangel Izaguirre however, became suspicious when it was more than two hours since the baby was born, yet he wasn’t being allowed to see the baby, as staff at the hospital in Saltillo, Mexico, told him that the newborn had had a “minor accident”.
On further pressing the involved personnel, he was told what had happened, Yahoo News reported.
As if the terrible blunder wasn’t bad enough, the surgeon trying to save the baby from the medical student’s oversight made two more cuts on the poor baby’s delicate penis, almost two centimetres deep.
The mother, Zulem Contreras, was disgruntled that the hospital allowed students rather than professionals to handle her new bundle of joy, and the family has now made an official complaint to the hospital.
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Officials at the hospital maintain that the operation was not only approved by the parents, but it was minor and that the baby is in stable condition.
The spokesman added that the hospital has launched an internal investigation.