Footballer loses leg after Chennai doctors botch up her surgery

CHENNAI: On her 18th birthday, the doctors at the Periyar Nagar government peripheral hospital here told football player Priya R that surgery to repair a torn ligament in her right knee will help her play better. She could not imagine that she would have to amputate a leg above the knee because the doctors had ruined the operation.
On Monday, a first-year physical education student at Queen Mary University lay unconscious in the intensive care unit of Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital after two subsequent surgeries since the first. on November 7, “She underwent her second follow-up surgery on Monday. They told us they could remove the rest of her limb from her hip joint. That didn’t. occurred, but they cleared some dead tissue around the amputation area. They are treating her for the high salt content. Her condition is critical,” her brother R Lawrence said. .
Doctors at RGGGH say she will remain sedated and on a ventilator. They are closely monitoring her kidneys and liver. Theranirajan hospital director E.
An investigation ordered by the state health department revealed the negligence of doctors at Periyar Nagar. On Monday, Health Minister Ma Subramanian said the state would help her with rehabilitation with advanced robotic prosthetics and physical therapy, and also consider her request for a job in the government. .


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