11/30/2022
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Botched Surgery Kills Footballer: Tamil Nadu Footballer Death – Promising football player Priya R lost her life on the eve of FIFA World Cup 2022 after a botched surgery. The 18-year-old was admitted to a government hospital in Chennai to operate on a ligament injury and breathed her last on Tuesday. There were complications during her first surgery and finally her right leg had to be amputated. Later, she passed away from multi-organ failure, thereby raising questions about medical negligence. Follow FIFA World Cup LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN & FIFA WC LIVE Streaming with Jio Cinemas

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  • Priya suffered her first knee ligament injury on her right knee in 2021 and undergoes surgery.
  • In October 2022, she suffers a same ligament injury on her right knee.
  • November 7 – 1st surgery at Govt hospital. The bandage was wrapped too tightly to restrict blood flow.
  • November 8 – She is transferred to Rajiv Gandhi Govt hospital.
  • November 9 – 2nd Surgery. Amputation of right leg above knee.
  • November 14 – 3rd surgery. Revision of surgery, more dead tissues removed. Stayed on Ventilation.
  • November 15 – Priya passes away on account of multi-organ failure.

Priya had her surgery on November 7 following which numerous complications arose. With matters turning worse, the hospital decided to carry out two further operations which included amputating her leg. Her family members and relatives have blamed the hospital for sheer medical negligence which ultimately took the young footballer’s life.

After the botched surgery, the casualty medical officer of the hospital, Dr. K Somasundar along with the assistant professor of orthopedics Dr. A Paul Ram Sankar were suspended on account of medical negligence.

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“She complained of pain in her legs hours after her November 7 surgery. I wish the doctors had taken her complaints seriously. The complications of the surgery killed her,” said her brother Lawrence, who is a sports equipment salesman.

“That night she woke up thrice with complaints of severe pain but was given medicines that sent her back to sleep,” her relatives said.

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After her initial surgery, the doctors suspected that a blood clot has taken place. With more tests, they concluded that some tissues on her right leg were dead and therefore the only way to save the life of the young girl was to amputate her leg. on 9th November, the doctors decided to amputate her right leg.

A third surgery was carried out on 14th November where further dead tissues were removed following which she remained on a ventilator. However, there was no improvement on her condition and she passed away the next day with multi-organ failure.

“The muscle breakdown led to an increase in presence of a protein called myoglobin in the urine and elevated creatinine levels. This led to kidney, liver, and heart. Her blood pressure dropped. Despite intensive care, including dialysis through the night, her condition deteriorated,” said RGGGH dean Dr E Theranirajan.

Botched Surgery Kills Footballer: Promising football player loses life on the eve of FIFA World CUP 2022 in Tamil Nadu, Botched surgery kills TEENAGER: Check DETAILS

An autopsy was carried out on her wherein a case of unnatural death was registered to the police. Her mortal remains were returned to the family after the autopsy. Her death brought widespan criticism across the country as a botched up surgery claimed the innocent life of a budding footballer on the eve of the mega FIFA World Cup 2022 event,

Following Priya’s death, the Health Minister of Tamil Nadu, Ma Subramanian condemned the event and said that a compensation of Rs 10 lakh will be provided to the family along with a government job to one of her brothers. “We will file a police complaint and initiate action for the careless post-surgicalcare,” the minister said.

Botched Surgery Kills Footballer: Promising football player loses life on the eve of FIFA World CUP 2022 in Tamil Nadu, Botched surgery kills TEENAGER: Check DETAILS

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