Tongo gave details of his admission to the Guillermo Almenara National Hospital. The cumbia singer denounced that suffered alleged medical negligence when being treated for his diabetes two weeks ago at the National Center for Kidney Health.
José Abelardo Gutiérrez Alanya, the real name of the Peruvian artist, said that a nurse placed a hot bag on his feet, but that they did not remove it in time, causing severe burns on the soles of his feet. The injuries were severe and he had to be hospitalized in an emergency, as the doctors told him that he had to undergo several operations with skin grafts.
“12 days ago I was receiving treatment for my diabetes, at the National Renal Health Center, and I told the lady that I was cold and they brought me some hot water bottles that they put on my feet and forgot, because four hours passed and that caused the soles of my feet to burn. That is medical negligence because the soles of my feet were popped and raw, my bones showed. I got an infection and I had to come to the Almenara Hospital as an emergency, ”Tongo told Trome.
“The doctors gave me a treatment, three days I waited in the corridor with serum and antibiotics until finally they transferred me to the ward. Now I have been told that I will need three operations because they have to do skin grafts. If the infection did not enter my tendons or bones, then my legs will not be cut, but to rule that out, they’ll do other tests, “he added.
This situation has made Tongo, since he fears suffering the amputation of his legs.
“I am very sad and afraid, because if the infection reached the bone they could cut my legs and how am I going to work?” Tongo.
The National Renal Health Center responds to the complaint made by Tongo
The doctor Eduardo Perez head of the dialysis department of the National Renal Health Center denies what the singer said. “The National Renal Health Center is very careful about the protocols that are followed to avoid this type of case. The use of elements to provide local heat is done with covers, on blankets and sheets, they are not placed directly ”, he mentions.
Also, according to statements from the National Center for Renal Health, the patient did not complete dialysis, as he left an hour earlier without presenting any burns. In addition, he returned two days later and at that time he was transferred to the Guillermo Almenara National Hospital, since he needed hospital care.
“According to the nursing report, the water bag was placed for less than two hours and his dialysis was three hours. Therefore it is impossible that it has remained four hours with the bag. After being weighed, a common practice in these treatments, the patient leaves the center without showing any discomfort, “the doctor clarified.
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