New Delhi, Aug 9: At a time when medical advancement is at its peak with many successful cases of live heart transplants, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), considered to be one of the best hospitals in India, came under backfire, as a demo surgery went horribly wrong.
According to reports, a 62-year-old patient on which the laparoscopic liver resection method was being performed, lost his life, during a workshop.
"The workshop was a part of the 23rd annual conference of the Indian National Association for Study of the Liver, hosted jointly by AIIMS and the Army Research & Referral Hospital, New Delhi", TOI reported.
The family members of deceased Shobharam, a labourer, who hailed from Gandhi Nagar, said that he was suffering from liver cirrhosis, after contracting with hepatitis B infection. Now, they have blamed doctor's negligence over his death.
On Friday, July 31, he was admitted to AIIMS hospital around 7.30 am. They were told that Dr Goro Honda from Japan will conduct a surgery on him. Dr Honda was assisted by a team of Indian doctors.
The live surgery was performed in front of many doctors from all across the world, via a video-conference and it was being broadcast live.
After 4 hours of surgery, when patient started bleeding profusely, other doctors advised to stop the laparoscopic surgery and opt for open surgery. But the Japanese doctor did not pay heed to the advice of his counterparts and continued with the procedure.
But after 7 hours, his open surgery was reportedly conducted, but it was too late by then. Meanwhile, the live surgery broadcast was halted.
Shobharam was shifted to ICU, where he could not be revived.
Meanwhile, no doctor from AIIMS commented on the issue. A similar incident was reported in 2006 in the US. Since then, various medical organisations have banned such operations, that have raised questions on its ethics.