by Tutu Akinlabi
Recent reports have highlighted the plight of a young woman who had maggots removed from her vagina.
The young woman was exposed to infection after doctors treating her were negligent but it seems hers is not an isolated case.
An old woman in a nursing home in Michigan in the United States also had maggots removed from her vagina.
According to reports:
Staff at a nursing home in Michigan, USA, are being investigated after maggots were discovered in an old woman’s vagina.
The old woman had been complaining of an “itching and burning” around her catheter, the itchy woman refused to take showers complaining of a pain in her hip. Care workers simply made a half-arsed attempt at bed baths until a qualified nurse was eventually asked to examine her.
“During one instance of personal care being provided, staff noticed something of concern and brought it to the attention of a nurse.” Mike Pemble, director of the Bureau of Healthy Systems of LARA, explained.
“Upon closer examination of the vaginal area, maggots were found to be infesting in and around the catheter area.”
The old lady was sent for treatment at hospital, where it was also discovered she was suffering from a fractured hip, which the care home staff had failed to notice. To avoid any “red flags”, the nursing staff were instructed to record the maggot infestation as “debridement”, and not to mention maggots at all.