Paven Kumar brought his six-year-old daughter to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. She had developed a condition in her left kidney. Considering the human body can survive with just one kidney, things seemed to be okay, because her right kidney was said to be in good condition. On March 14, the doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Science removed the young ladies bad kidney.
This should have put Kumar’s daughter well on her way to recovery. However, when a CT scan was done after the surgery, both of the child’s kidneys were missing. Naturally, Paven Kumar was alarmed, but when he asked about it, he did not receive an “efficient answer to his queries.” He has since gotten the Hauz Khas police involved.
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has opened up an investigation. They are looking at the allegations Kumar has brought to their attention.
“The allegations made by the patient’s father are of serious nature. A high-powered committee of senior professors has been constituted to probe the matter and clear the issues. The committee already held a meeting on May 20 and will be again meeting this week and then submit a report to AIIMS administration.”
According to the doctor performing the surgery, there were complications with the right kidney. However, in the patient’s file from a meeting the doctor had in December, 2014, there did not appear to be any problem at all with the child’s right kidney.
“There is a large photopenia noted left renal fossa which does not show any tracer accumulation in early as well as delayed static images while the right kidney appears normal in size, shape and function.”
Unfortunately, the child remains on dialysis while they try to find a transplant as quick as possible. Paven, her father, is weighing his options. He claims the All India Institute of Medical Sciences had asked him to remain quiet on the matter, but he is speaking out to try to get the situation with his daughter resolved as quick as possible.
“The doctors have put my daughter on dialysis now and have asked me to wait for some time so that they can transplant at least one kidney. I don’t know that to do. I have told them that if anything happens to my daughter, I will go to court. However, they asked me to remain mum about the issue.”
The committee is meeting again this week, according to NDTV, before submitting their final report.
[Photo from AIIMS Website]