Doctor's Error: Family files police complaint, wants justice

Bangalore, March 22: Parents of the deceased Bangalore teenage boy Abhishek Ramesh, 16, who allegedly died of an overdose of anaesthesia administered to him at a multi-speciality hospital in the city are demanding justice. They want the doctor responsible for his death to be punished.

The parents of the teenage boy have accused "medical negligence" due to which their son died.

Media reports say Ramesh, father of Abhishek has lodged a complaint with Basaveshwara Nagar police on Thursday, March 21 alleging medical negligence.

Ramesh accused that Dr Govardhan, chief anaesthesiologist at Panacea Hospital, had given an overdose of anaesthesia to the boy because of which he died.

In his complaint against the doctor and the hospital, Ramesh alleged that soon after the administration of anaesthesia his son suffered a massive heart attack and went into a coma.

"Based on the complaint lodged by the father of the boy, Basaveshwara Nagar police have registered a case against Dr Govardhan for causing death due to negligence under Section 304A of the IPC," said Dr D C Rajappa, DCP (West).

However, hospital has refuted the charges.

Abhishek was admitted to Panacea hospital, Bangalore on Sunday, March 17 to undergo a liposuction (removal of excess fat). He weighed around 85 kg. However, the 16-year-old boy died due to an alleged overdose of anaesthesia.

He was left brain dead in the ICU of the hospital, before he was shifted to Columbia Asia hospital on Wednesday, March 21, where he breathed his last.

"Just after he was prepared for surgery (at Panacea), doctors informed me that Abhishek had suffered a cardiac arrest. The doctors said due to this my son had gone into a comatose condition," said Ramesh.

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