India’s GG Hospital had operated the wrong leg of a Maldivian child admitted in the hospital.
According to Indian newspaper ‘Manorama’, Trivandrum’s police have begun an investigation of the case, and were found active at the hospital on Monday night.
The 12-year-old girl, who got injured while playing, had a ligament operation performed under Aasandha service on Tuesday. While the girl’s mother is from India, her father is native to AA. Thoddoo of Maldives.
According to the mother of the girl, Rasheedha, they realized that doctors had operated the wrong leg after the girl pointed it out to them. The girl injured her left foot; however had her right leg was operated on. When they informed the hospital, they had apologized and asked the victim’s family to keep the matter secret.
Quoting Rasheedha, Manorama news stated that this was a great negligence and they were desperate to understand why it happened.
Meanwhile, the Consulate of Maldives in Trivandrum is probing the negligence of the hospital towards the family who immigrated to India for further studies after living in the Maldives for a long period.
The police are also reportedly investigating two recent deaths caused by the negligence of GG Hospital; a 3-year-old on May 24 and an 81-year-old on February 16.