New Delhi: In a case of gross negligence, a 62-year-old man bled to death while doctors at the premiere All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) performed a live surgery on him in presence of top medical practitioners and students from around the world.
The patient, Shobha Ram, was undergoing laparoscopic surgery for liver cancer. Sources said the patient suffered excessive blood loss during the surgery that lasted for nearly seven hours.
The patient was shifted to ICU where he died. The incident took place on July 31. Students and top medical professionals from various countries of the world were present at the workshop where the live surgery was being telecast.
The event started under the doctors from the department of gastroenterology. During the laparoscopic surgery, round of questions and answers was on between medical experts and students.
Experts from Japan were helping the team of AIIMS doctors in this live surgery. But even after over four hours the laparoscopy was not getting things in place.
After struggling for more than four hours, the audience in the room suggested the doctors to go for an open surgery, but the doctors continued with the laparoscopy.
But after an hour, the situation became serious as the patient was bleeding profusely. When the laparoscopy could not help the patient, the audience and the experts reiterated the need to opt for an open surgery to save the patient’s life. But it was too late.
According to the family of the patient, the doctors told them that due to excessive blood loss they could not save his life.