Mishap victim dies ahead of plastic surgery in hosp

18 June, 2016

CHENNAI: Within a month after a final year MBBS student died because of complications after hair transplant surgery, an engineering graduate passed away on Thursday while being prepared for cosmetic surgery at a private hospital in Vadapalani. While the family has approached the police citing medical negligence, police are awaiting the autopsy report.  

R Sabarish, an engineering graduate, was admitted to a private hospital in Vadapalani for treatment of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident 10 days ago on Anna Salai. He was scheduled for cosmetic surgery to replace the skin on his body and was being prepared for surgery but he died on Thursday, police said. 

On June 8, Sabarish was riding his motorcycle near the Anna Salai post office when he fell while trying to overtake a car. The driver had opened the door to lock it properly while the car was in motion. Sabarish hit the door and fell down, police said. He was brushed by an MTC bus and suffered injuries on his back. 

He was first taken to the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital and later shifted to the private hospital. According to police, the youth was admitted to the Intensive Coronary Care Unit (ICCU) and was being prepared for surgery when he was declared dead on Thursday. 

Following his death, Sabarish’s family alleged medical negligence and approached the KK Nagar police.  “We have registered a case of suspicious death and have recommended a detailed autopsy to determine if the death was due to injury in the accident or because of medical negligence. We have also informed the Directorate of Medical Education (DME) on the complaint,” police added.