Chennai football player’s death: Two doctors among five booked | Chennai News – Times of India


CHENNAI: The Chennai city police on Friday registered a case against five people, including two doctors, for medical negligence that led to the death of football player R Priya.
Priya, who was a BSc student in Queen Marys College, died days after undergoing a ligament repair surgery in a government peripheral hospital at Periyar Nagar. Doctors forgot to remove a tourniquet they had placed on her thigh. Due to this medical negligence, she lost her right leg later. The leg was amputated by doctors in Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital. Priya died on Tuesday morning.
The Peravallur police registered a case under Section 304 (A) (death caused due to negligence) of the IPC against Dr Somasundaram and Dr Paul Ram Sankar, an anaesthetist, a duty medical officer and a post-operative ward staff member. The police will summon them for questioning.
The police had earlier registered a case under Section 174 (unnatural death) of CrPC.
On Tuesday, state health minister Ma Subramanian ordered to place the two doctors under suspension. The minister also ordered a detailed probe by an expert committee.





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