Non-doctors will check to see if there is a drop in coordination and if the kidney box is taken. The minister said the action was taken on the basis of a report by the Additional Chief Secretary.
Kerala, First Published Jun 20, 2022, 7:20 PM IST
Thiruvananthapuram: The doctors in charge of urology and nephrology departments have been suspended in connection with the death of a patient after an organ transplant at Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital. Health Minister Veena George said the action was taken after an inquiry and ordered a comprehensive inquiry. Non-doctors will check to see if there is a drop in coordination and if the kidney box is taken. The minister said the action was taken on the basis of a report by the Additional Chief Secretary.
The patient had a kidney match at 2.45. 5.30 Ambulance arrived. When the ambulance arrived, people from outside took the box containing the kidneys. There is a complaint in this. It is confusing that these were not doctors. The cause of death will be known after the post-mortem, the minister said.
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The death of a patient after an organ transplant at the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital has become a big controversy. It is alleged that the kidney patient, who was brought from Kochi in two and a half hours, was four hours late to be transplanted. Suresh Kumar, a native of Karakonam, who received a kidney, died today and the Health Minister announced an inquiry into the incident. The hospital officials explained that the patient’s condition was critical and there was no fall.
The ambulance arrived at the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital at 5.33 pm yesterday with the kidney of the brain dead person at the Ernakulam Rajagiri Hospital. The ambulance also had a doctor from Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital. The organ was delivered through the Green Channel in three hours. But the complaint was that there was not enough preparation when the organs were brought to the Medical College Hospital. There was confusion over where to transplant the organ. The operation theater was about twenty minutes late to open. Suresh Kumar, a native of Karakonam, was allegedly given a kidney transplant at around 8 pm. Suresh dies today at 12 noon.
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At the same time, the hospital authorities rejected the complaint that the surgery was delayed. The patient’s condition was critical even after the organ was removed. The surgery was started at 7 pm after completion of dialysis. Hospital officials said relatives had been notified of the patient’s condition.
Last Updated Jun 20, 2022, 7:37 PM IST