New Delhi, Mar 27: A major twist in 6-year-old girl's 'kidneys go missing' case at AIIMS shocked the nation. The doctor, who had operated the child, changed his previous statement and claimed that she had only one kidney which has been removed.
The concerned doctor, who was unavailable for comment, reportedly had defied his hospital's report. According to a report by IANS, test report of the child by AIIMS dated Dec 8, 2014, said, "There is a large photopenia noted left renal fossa which does not show any tracer accumulation in early as well as delayed static images while the right kidney appears normal in size, shape and function."
Citing the reports, a senior surgeon of the paediatrics department operated on the child. He had informed that he will have to remove the left kidney as it had complications.
The parents, who agreed for removing one kidney, was shocked when the doctor informed that he had removed both kidneys of the 6-year-old.
When the parents objected and threatened to file a police complaint for taking out both the kidneys without their consent, the doctor contradicted his own statement and said their daughter had just one kidney.
Post-surgery test dated Mar 17, 2015 says, "Bilateral kidneys not visualised in renal fossa or in ectopic location."
Commenting on the issue, AIIMS director MC Misra was quoted as saying, "I seriously don't know anything about the incident. It might have happened. I will inquire."
The father of the child said, "The doctors have put my daughter on dialysis now and have asked me to wait for some time so that they can transplant at least one kidney."
"I don't know that to do. I have told them that if anything happens to my daughter, I will go to court. However, they asked me to remain mum about the issue," he added.
The family hails from hails from Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh. He has already filed a complaint with Delhi Police.
Meanwhile, AIIMS officials said, "We have to ascertain if there has been any negligence or if this is purely a medical condition."
"The hospital has constituted a high-powered committee of senior professors to investigate the father's allegations, which are of serious nature," the official added.
(With agency inputs)