Parents of a six-year-old boy, who died at a private hospital in Bengaluru last week, have lodged a complaint against the hospital authorities alleging medical negligence.
Santosh, the only child of Nithyananda and Mugeshwari from Ejipura, was taken to Annayya Health Care Centre in HSR Layout on Friday.
The boy had an overgrown tissue for which he underwent an operation at the hospital.
Following the surgery, Santosh was reportedly comatose and when he was taken to the St John's hospital, doctors declared him dead on arrival.
Santosh’s grandfather Venu Gopal told Bangalore Mirror that the boy was taken inside the operation theatre around 9 am but they received no news about him till 4.30 pm. "At 4.30 pm, one of the staff claimed that the operation was successful and did not let anyone of us to meet him. The staff even said that Santosh is still unconscious as anaesthesia was administered on him. An hour later, we were told that he had developed some complications in breathing and asked us to shift him to another hospital. The doctors of another private hospital who checked him again said that he has already dead." (sic)
On Friday, the parents of the child protested outside the hospital following his death. A case has been registered against the hospital under Section 304 (A) of the IPC for death due to negligence, Deccan Herald reported.
Meanwhile, the Mirror report states that the HSR Layout police station, where the complaint has been made, is waiting for the post mortem report.
"The victim is said to be taking treatment for his nasal problems since the last few months. Since there was no progress in the treatment, the doctors decided to conduct a surgery on Friday," the HSR Layout police told the paper.