Man dies after injection at scan centre, family alleges negligence

13 July, 2016

CHENNAI: The family members of a 63-year-old man who fainted and died after being administered an injection at a private scan centre in Velachery on Tuesday afternoon later protested in front of the centre, alleging negligence.

Police said the family of Subbarayan took him to Aarthi Scans in Vijaya Nagar, Velachery, in the morning for a scan. After the first scan, he was administered an injection and told to wait for a while before the second scan could be taken when he fainted. His son Lokesh rushed him to nearby Prashanth Hospitals where doctors declared him brought dead.



An official of the hospital said the patient had been brought dead from the scan centre and that the cause of death was not known. He was later shifted to Government Royapettah Hospital for postmortem.

Family members of the deceased staged a protest alleging medical negligence by Aarathi scans in Velachery. Aarathi scans management did not respond to calls from TOI. Lokesh said his father was made to wait for a long time at the scan center and he collapsed after a drug was administered to him. 


Subbarayan was an ex-employee of the Indian Institute of Technology from where he retired. Police said he had undergone an open heart surgery and was recuperating. Lokesh said that the family was planning to lodge a complaint of medical negligence against the scan center with the Taramani police . Police visited the Aarathi scan centre in Velachery as part of investigations.