A 26-year-old mum from Enkanini in Eshowe, northern KZN may not see her son give her grandkids because his manhood has been ruined!
The nine-year-old boy was left with the head of his penis cut off and stitches on the unhealed wound after a botched medical circumcision. The devastated mum said her boy went for the procedure with a group of other boys from his school last month.
“He was brought back at night in a department of health vehicle. His penis was bandaged and nobody explained anything to me.
“The following morning a man from the department came and said he was taking my son to Grey’s Hospital in Pietermaritzburg. I thought it was all just part of the procedure,” she said.
When the boy returned from hospital and his bandage was removed, the mum discovered the head of his penis had been cut off.
“He could hardly urinate, and when he did, it was mostly blood coming out,” she said.
“I took him to Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital in Durban and the doctors told me he would have to undergo surgery. They made it clear this would only be to help him urinate as his manhood has been permanently damaged. He will never be able to have sex or have kids. How does a mother deal with such disturbing news? He is in serious pain and things will get worse when he grows up.”
She said she wanted the health department to investigate and the doctor responsible to face justice.
Health spokesman Agiza Hlongwane said he had not received feedback from Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital.
source: daily sun