According to Hong Kong’s “Star Island Network” on the 21st, a serious medical error occurred in Hong Kong’s peak Mingde international hospital. A patient had to remove the broken bone in his left ankle, but the doctor mistakenly operated on his right foot. Only after the operation did the doctor know that he had made a mistake. The patient underwent another operation the next day. The hospital said the 31 year old man was admitted to hospital on May 21 this year for ankle surgery to remove the broken bone, and the attending doctor operated on the patient’s right ankle, the report said. After the operation, the hospital staff found that the operation position was wrong, and the patient underwent surgery the next day to remove the broken bone of left ankle. A spokesman for the hospital said that after detailed investigation, it was confirmed that the hospital’s policy and code of practice strictly followed the World Health Organization’s surgical safety principles, and that all procedures followed by the hospital before operation were correct. The hospital makes arrangements according to the appointment information, and the doctor and the patient verify and confirm the operation position again before the operation. The spokesman said that the hospital had suspended all surgical appointments of the doctors involved until the appointment and pre-operative consultation guidelines of the clinic were improved. The hospital will also discuss with the specialists the appropriate measures to improve the operation appointment arrangement. In addition, the hospital informed the Department of health of the case within 24 hours. < / P > < p > the Department of health mentioned that on May 22 this year, a medical risk warning event was reported from a private hospital, involving a 31 year old male patient who underwent arthroscopic surgery on the wrong lower limb on May 21. After receiving the notification, the Department of health immediately followed up and asked the hospital to submit an investigation report within four weeks. The hospital has submitted an investigation report to the Department of health. After reviewing all the information submitted by the hospital, the Department of health found no evidence that the hospital had violated the requirements of the Registration Ordinance of hospitals, nursing homes and maternity homes (cap. 165) or the code of practice of private hospitals, nursing homes and maternity homes in respect of buildings, staff and equipment, which led to the incident.