Aga Khan Hospital comes to the rescue of boy with coin stuck in his throat for weeks

Aga Khan doctors remove coin stuck in boy’s throat

What you need to know:

  • The boy’s health was quickly deteriorating after he swallowed the coin while playing.
  • Coin removed through endoscopy, a nonsurgical procedure used to examine a person's digestive tract.
  • The specialist doctor who conducted the procedure did not want to be named, saying he did it out of charity.
  • Kenyans from overseas and in the country offered to help the poor family start a business.

A team of doctors at Aga Khan Hospital in Mombasa have successfully removed a coin that was stuck in the throat of a three-and-a-half-year-old baby boy for two weeks.


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