In one of the curious cases in recent years, a team of government hospital doctors recently operated a mentally unstable woman to remove 1.5 kg ornaments and many coins from her stomach.
The incident is of West Bengal’s Birbhum district where a team of doctors found ninety coins in the denomination of Rs 5 and 10 in the abdomen of a 26-year-old woman.
As per Siddharatha Biswas, head of surgery department at Rampurhat Government Medical College and Hospital, ornaments such as chains, nose rings, earrings, bangles, anklets, wrist bands, and watches were also found in the abdomen.
“The ornaments were mostly made of copper and brass but some golden jewelleries were also there,” Biswas said after the surgery on Wednesday.
When woman’s mother was enquired about the ornaments and coin in the stomach of her daughter, she said she noticed ornaments disappearing from their home in Margram village but whenever the family questioned her, she used to start crying.
“For past few days she was throwing up after having every meal,” the mother said. She said her daughter got the coins from her brother’s shop. “We used to keep a watch on her. Somehow she managed to swallow all these. She was not well for two months. We had taken her to various private doctors and she was on medication without any improvement in her health,” the mother said.
Later, the woman was taken to the government hospital where doctors operated on her after conducting tests for a week.