The family of a 13-year-old girl have filed a police complaint on Sunday after their daughter died following a tonsils surgery at the Government Vellore Medical College Hospital.
The deceased girl, Monisa died on Saturday. The hospital authorities had written the date of death as Friday on a document. This led to suspicion by the girl’s family and they have asked for a post-mortem. The hospital had explained the error in the date of death as a clerical error, reported by Times of India.
On June 13, Monisa was admitted to the hospital after she complained of throat pain and problems with swallowing food. The doctors decided to operate on her for tonsillitis. On Saturday, the operation began at 9am. The girl’s mother Amsa told TOI, “At about 11 am, a person came out of the operation theatre and showed me two pieces of skin (tonsil) and said that they were removed from my daughter's throat. At 12.30 pm, I was told that my daughter was in a critical condition. She was shifted to the ICU after the surgery. Within 10 minutes, they told me that my daughter was dead.”
First, the parents accepted the body but later after seeing wrong date on the death certificate, the parents filed a police complaint. The post-mortem was conducted on Sunday and it was further sent for forensic analysis.
The dean of the institute told TOI after analysing the post-mortem report that the reason of death is cardiopulmonary arrest due to bronchpasm (trouble in breathing).
This story was first reported in Times of India.