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Friday, 14 June 2024 9.26 AM IST

Surgery error in Kozhikode medical college; Case filed against doctor

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KOZHIKODE: A case has been registered against a doctor following a complaint that surgery performed on a four-year-old girl at the Kozhikode Medical College's mother and child care center went wrong. Associate Professor Dr. Bijon Johnson is the subject of the case filed by the family. The police registered the case based on the family's claim that the surgery intended for the removal of a sixth finger was mistakenly performed on the child's tongue.

Following the incident, Dr. Bijon Johnson was suspended pending an investigation. Minister Veena George directed the director of the medical education department to conduct an immediate inquiry and submit a report, leading to this action. The minister also instructed for a thorough investigation to be conducted and further actions to be taken.

The superintendent of the medical college had previously announced that measures would be taken against the doctor responsible for the medical error. The child, a resident of Madura Bazar, Cheruvannur had the unfortunate experience. Meanwhile, the Kerala Government Medical College Teachers' Association (KGMCTA) has come forward to defend the doctor involved in the incident. The KGMCTA labelled the suspension of the doctor as unfortunate, stating that the swift suspension without proper fact-finding and investigation is regrettable. In a statement, the KGMCTA expressed concern that such actions could demoralize medical college teachers who are providing commendable service even under challenging circumstances.

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