3-year-old’s leg paralysed during angiography at PGIMER

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Aug 05, 2014 12:56 IST

A leg of a three-year-old child got paralysed while the doctors of the cardiolo g y de par tment were allegedly performing an angiography at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh.

According to a complaint filed with the PGIMER police post by Nawanshahr resident Hem Raj, father of victim Balraj, alleged that he came to the institute for treatment of his son who is suffering from a heart disease.

He said he was admitted in the hospital on July 29, following that the doctors said before any operation an angiography needed to be performed on the child, which is an advanced imaging technique to know the functioning of the heart.

He alleged that due to the negligence of doctors, when they were doing angiography of the child one of his femoral artery (main artery in thigh) was cut down. That stopped blood circulation to his leg. Following the angiography, the child kept on crying, when the issue was brought to the notice of doctors. They immediately performed a surgery on his leg on Saturday, but the surgeons said the chances of recovery of his leg were very low.

Sources revealed that the police have referred the matter to the PGIMER administration before taking any action and have also asked to conduct an inquiry by medical experts.

When contacted, Dr Yashpal Sharma, head, department of cardiology, said the matter had come to his knowledge.

“We are gathering facts, I can comment only after gathering all the facts,” he added.

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