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Patient dies after hair transplant, Kin allege medical negligence against doctor

by Vaishali Sharma

The death of a 31-year-old man three days after undergoing a hair transplant has enraged his family, who have filed a criminal complaint against the doctor for suspected carelessness in the surgery.

The victim, a native of Visnagar’s Khadosan village, used to operate a community library. On September 15, he went to a hair transplant clinic on Jail Road in Mehsana, where the hair transplant was completed around 4 p.m., and he departed the facility at 10 p.m. after eating some food. He returned home and said he had no difficulties.

Following this, on the morning of September 17, he went to the doctor, complaining of uneasiness. After examining his vitals, which were abnormal, the physicians advised him to be admitted to the hospital, according to the Times Of India.
Following that, he was admitted to the clinic’s affiliated hospital, and as his health worsened, he was transferred to the intensive care unit (ICU). However, on September 18, about 7.30 a.m., he died.


The infuriated family held the treating doctor responsible. They alleged negligence in the hair transplant procedure and in the treatment provided at the hospital.

Sub-inspector B K Bhunatar of Mehsana B Division police told the TOI that the family members wanted to lodge a criminal case against the doctor who treated him. They alleged that the doctor who did the hair transplant was responsible for his death.

Considering this, the body of the victim has been sent to the Mehsana Civil Hospital for postmortem and his viscera samples have been sent to a forensic science laboratory to determine the reason behind the death, he added.

Commenting on the future course of action, Inspector B M Patel of Mehsana B Division police told the daily that further action will be taken on the basis of the above mentioned reports.

Meanwhile, the statement of the doctor who performed the transplant and those of the victim’s family members have been recorded by the police.

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