Kidney missing after operation at AIIMS

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New Delhi: A police complaint has been filed in Delhi against the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Science or AIIMS by a man, alleging a doctor of the institute removed both the kidneys of his six year old daughter during surgery.

AIIMS has constituted a high-powered committee of senior professors to probe into the allegations. “The allegations made by the patient’s father are of serious nature. A High-Powered Committee of senior professors has been constituted to probe the matter and clear the issues.

“The committee already held a meeting on May 20 and will be again meeting this week and then submit a report to AIIMS administration,” said a senior doctor at AIIMS.

Pavan Kumar from Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh had come to AIIMS last year seeking treatment of his daughter who had developed complications in her left kidney.

According to Mr Kumar, the first test report of AIIMS dated December 8 last year said that the right kidney was in good condition.

The report stated: “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.” A senior surgeon of the paediatrics department handling the case told the family that the kidney has to be removed, said Mr Kumar.

On March 14, the doctor performed the surgery during which one of the patient’s kidney’s was removed, he alleged. However, after a couple of days, the patient complained of severe pain. A CT scan was done and in the test report no kidney was visible, Mr Kumar alleged.

“I then asked the doctor who, however, did not answer my queries properly. I tried speaking to the AIIMS administration failing which I approached the Hauz Khas police,” he said. According to the father, his daughter is on dialysis since March 14 last year and admitted to AIIMS.

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