A gynaecologist reportedly dropped a mobile phone into a patient's abdomen during a caesarean section.
Hanan Mahmoud Abdul Karim, 36, was in hospital in Jordan's capital Amman when the incident is said to have occurred, and the mistake was only realised when the phone started ringing.
Majeda Abdul Hamid - Hanan's mother - told Gulf News: "My daughter suffered serious pains and could not move. I brought her back to the hospital where she was treated but nothing was done for her."
Salim Al Bataynah, a member of the Jordanian parliament, subsequently said: "In countries which show respect to their nations, and following such scandals, governments usually resign.
"The parliament should show responsibility and be on the level of the case."