Medieval Practices at Croatian Hospitals Revealed

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ZAGREB, October 12, 2018 – The head of the Clinic for Women’s Diseases at the Clinical Hospital Centre (KBC) in Split, Deni Karelović, denied on Friday the statement made by an opposition lawmaker in the Croatian parliament on Thursday that she had undergone curettage at the KBC Split without anaesthesia.

“This specific case happened in February when this woman suffered a miscarriage in the seventh week of pregnancy. It is not true that curettage was performed, but vacuum aspiration,” Karelović told Hina, adding that the procedure was state-of-the-art treatment and that it was very brief.

“We do our work properly and I fully support my staff. Every patient is given general or local anaesthesia,” Karelović said, adding that the hospital would issue a formal statement on Monday.

During a parliamentary debate on a motion for a no-confidence vote in Health Minister Milan Kujundžić on Thursday, Ivana Ninčević Lesandić of the MOST party described her personal experience at the KBC Split after suffering a miscarriage, saying that curettage had been performed on her without anaesthesia.

“I went there as any citizen who pays full insurance and with complete confidence. They bound my arms and legs and started the process of curettage without anaesthesia. Scraping the uterus without anaesthesia. Those were the most agonizing 30 minutes of my life,” Ninčević Lesandić said.

Health Minister Kujundžić told Hina he was meeting with the director of the KBC Split around noon on Friday to discuss this case.


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