Nigeria Doctor ‘Lawal Haruna’ Loses Licence After Removing An Ovary Instead Of Appendix 

59-Years-Old Dr Lawal Haruna was branded a danger to all patients after he took out a patients reproductive organs. She was admitted with abdominal pains while working at the NHS hospitals in Sheffield, South Yorks.

The patient whose identity has been hidden was also described as being of “non-child bearing age” also had her Fallopian tube removed during the bungled operation; her appendix was left untouched. 

The incident in March 2015 occurred during a series of bungled operations carried out by Haruna which were so poorly executed, colleagues described them as “never events.”

Also another unnamed patient who had acute appendicitis had been on the list for emergency surgery yet Haruna removed a pad of fat instead and he had to undergo a further operation a month later. 

When health bosses began investigating, Haruna botched a third operation on a woman who had been admitted with a cyst-only for him to remove a skin tag instead. 

Haruna who claims to have a 25 years experience later dismissed the incidents as “trifling errors” and said the appendix and Fallopian tubes were similar “worm-like structures which lie in a similar area.”

But Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service a disciplinary panel found him guilty of misconduct and banned him from treating patients. 

Haruna who represented himself, told the Manchester hearing he had “poor vision” at the time he carried out the surgery and claimed it would be “harsh” to strike him off. 

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