The committee will submit a proposal to the government regarding this.

Chennai hair-transplant tragedy Unsterile condition in parlours force govt to take action
news Wednesday, June 08, 2016 - 10:07

Following the death of a 22-year-old final year medical student Santosh Kumar due to a botched hair transplant procedure, the health department is considering legislation in parlours and salons which provide beauty treatments and carry out surgical procedures by doctors, reports the Times of India.

It is reported that the officials in health department struggled to file a police complaint and proceed with investigations without the help of different departments. The directorate of medical services had checked the salon and found the place “unsterile” and had to get it sealed by the corporation.

According to Times of India, the victim's mother said in the FIR, “People entered the operation ward to use the restroom. During the course of my son's procedure other patients were treated in between by the same doctor in the same ward. Food was [being eaten in] the same place... I heard two doctors discussing that this (the complications) was all the result of the `idiotic anaesthetist.“

Officials from the directorate of drugs control also seized drugs, including anaesthetics, which was used without license. The health department has also filed a complaint against the doctors with the state medical council.

 The health officials suspect that such activities are being carried out in various parlours and salons but find it difficult to act upon it. The committee will submit a proposal to the government regarding this.

Santosh’s body was cremated but after the police complaint was filed the body might be exhumed for post-mortem, Santhosh’s father told TOI. His mother had told The News Minute, "For us, everything has been a struggle. He was our only child and we wanted him to be happy," cried Josabeen.

Read: Chennai hair-transplant tragedy: Parents speak out after son dies due to procedure

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