Gurgaon: Iraqi boy faints during MRI scan, later dies

  • PTI, Agency, Gurgaon
  • Updated: Jul 26, 2016 08:48 IST
A 12-year-old Iraqi boy from Baghdad was brought to a private hospital in Gurgaon to treat his speech impairment. He was allegedly asked to get an MRI scan done, during which he fell unconscious. He later died. (Representative photo /Shutterstock)

A 12-year-old Iraqi boy fell unconscious and later died while undergoing tests at a private pathological laboratory in Gurgaon on Monday, police said.

Ahmad Imad Faisal from Baghdad, who could not speak since his birth, had visited Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI)-Hospital on Saturday to seek treatment for his speech. After check-up, a doctor of the hospital recommended MRI tests at an in-house lab, his father Imad Faisal said.

However, Faisal decided to get the tests done at another private lab not attached to the hospital.

The boy fell unconscious during the tests on the same day. His father rushed him back to FMRI hospital where he died during treatment, Ajay Maharaj, vice-president of FMRI said.

Dr Deepak Mathur of Gurgaon Civil hospital said, “We have conducted the post-mortem and no poisonous substance was found. We have sent the viscera for tests to ascertain the actual cause of death.”

The father raised a complaint with the police, though a formal case is yet to be registered.

“We have received a complaint from the deceased’s father, but have not registered an FIR against anyone. Post-mortem was conducted and a preliminary report has been sent to the Embassy of Iraq and the Ministry of External Affairs,” Gaurav Phogat, special house officer of Sushant Lok Police station, said.

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