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7-year-old boy undergoes wrong surgery in Kerala; Human rights commission registers suo moto case

Thiruvananthapuram: After media reports, the Human Rights Commission has registered suo moto case in the incident of a seven year old boy who had undergone wrong surgery in Malappuram.

Commission member K Mohankumar, in an interim report, observed that there are lapses on the doctor and other hospital staffs. He has instructed the superintendent of the hospital to furnish an explanation of all the employees in the operation theatre including doctors who were on duty at that time immediately.

The commission has also asked the medical education director to conduct a probe and submit the report within two weeks.

The doctor had reportedly operated the boy for hernia instead of surgery to remove nasal polyps.

Muhammed Danish, son of Karuvarakkundu Kerala estate Thayyil Majeed, underwent the wrong surgery after the doctor mixed-up the paperwork.

Danush (6), son of Mannarkkad Ambhazhakkode Unnikrishnan was to undergo the surgery for hernia.

On Tuesday morning at 8 am, both were taken to the operation theatre. When the ENT doctors looked for Danish for surgery, the mix-up was found.

Following this, by 10.30 am the child was brought out of the theatre. The parents found that he had underwent a surgery on his stomach.

When Majeed questioned the doctor on why his son was operated on stomach, he was told that there was a hernia and surgery was done.

Relatives protested against the surgery without any examination and approval of the parent.

The child was again taken to the operation theatre and was operated on nose.

Danish had come to the hospital for treatment on January 21.

Earlier health minister K K Shailaja ordered suspension of the doctor who operated wrongly on the 7-year-old boy.

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