Integrity seizes expired cardiac surgery materials in Anbar

Baghdad The Federal Integrity Commission seized expired medical materials for heart surgery, and cases of bargaining and exploitation of patients in a hospital in Anbar Governorate.

The Investigation Department of the Commission stated in a statement: that the work team of the Anbar Investigation Office moved to Fallujah Teaching Hospital and was able to seize expired medical materials for treating and performing heart surgeries, indicating that large quantities of these materials were seized in the medical materials store in the catheterization division of the hospital. .

It added that the seized substances included (275) tubes for delivering the colored substance to the heart chambers, (380) tubes for delivering the colored substance to the arteries of the heart, and (1100) large perforation cannulas to insert tubes through them into the heart, in addition to (22) material for extracting thrombus from blood vessels, (40) hours of balloon inflating within the arteries, networks implanted inside the heart, batteries to power the heart, and a three-way connector to connect the tubes entering the heart.

It explained that the team’s investigations led to the discovery that the catheter-interventionist at Fallujah Teaching Hospital had bargained and forced some patients who wanted to undergo operations in the hospital to buy (nets and balloons) for the arteries of the heart from one of the external pharmacies, despite the fact that they were available free of charge in the hospital.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency