Mangaluru: Boy dies due to alleged medical negligence - Crowd protests against hospital

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru

Mangaluru, Nov 22: A wave of anger swept through family members and villagers as they gathered in front of a private hospital in Suratkal, alleging that 16-year-old boy from Kulai had died due to doctor's negligence on Wednesday, November 22.

Arfan who had sustained a minor leg injury in a road accident, succumbed due to the allegeed negligence on the part of doctors. Tension gripped the area as emotions ran high.

Leaders from various political parties, including CPIM leader Munir Katipalla, DYFI leaders B K Imtiaz, and Srinath Kulal, along with Congress leaders Inayat Ali and Purushottam Chitrapur, arrived at the scene to address the grieving family and pacify the agitated crowd. They also reached out to the minister in charge, urging swift justice.

District Medical Officer Dr Thimmaiah, accompanied by a team, arrived at the scene and engaged in discussions with the leaders, family members of the deceased, and hospital officials. In response to the leaders' demands, Dr. Thimmaiah announced the formation of a team comprising eight expert doctors, including private practitioners, to investigate the case. He assured that the report would be compiled within a stipulated timeframe, and appropriate action would be taken against any doctors found guilty of negligence.

A case has been registered at Suratkal Police Station in connection with the incident, as authorities work to ascertain the facts surrounding the tragic demise.








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  • Aaron Daniel Rego, Mangaluru, Karnataka.

    Thu, Nov 23 2023

    Dear Farhan, I'm sad you're not with us anymore. Remembering the days in class when you made the funniest jokes and spread joy during lessons. You were a great friend, always helping me, and I regret not seeing you one last time. Rest in peace, brother. I'll always remember the good times. My heart goes out to your family. With sympathy, Aaron Daniel Rego.

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  • Nelson, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 23 2023

    The way they congregate for anything makes it difficult to deal with this community. Rumour mongering and conspiracy theories are hallmark of these people

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  • Sanju, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 23 2023

    Lit fire to the hospital along with doctor

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  • SShetty, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 23 2023

    Mande sari unda? If one of your family member commit a mistake, will you torch your house? This negligence should be investigated and appropriate action must be taken on the concerned.

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  • khalandar, mangalore/UAE

    Thu, Nov 23 2023

    which hospital ????

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 23 2023

    "Atharva Orthocare " is written in the third picture from top.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Thu, Nov 23 2023

    RIP young man ... big loss to the parents ...nowadays lot of medical practitioners have done their medical education through reservation quota (caste-based reservation, language based, income based) or through buying the seat by paying hefty donation / capitation. Medical field is flooded with this kind useless potentially harmful profiles, added to that aggressive marketing and publicity by substandard hospitals.

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 23 2023

    All admissions to any course should be on merit only....

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Thu, Nov 23 2023

    Oh should be on general knowledge and some experiments. A nerd student always gets merit only by hearting books and google.....Candidates should be given tests depending upon their field before admissions...baki sab otraasi

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 23 2023

    When I joined medical college, Google was not there ,no mobile, no internet and Shri Sundararajan Pichai was not born. Only chai was Masala Chai no Pichai.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, Nov 22 2023

    Shocking.Now giving explanation and causes or negligence of doctor will not bring back the boy.Hope they have a good understanding explanation and further reports to the family.We pray may his soul rest in Peace .Heartfelt sympathy to the family.Really cant understand this death.

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