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Tamil Nadu: Teenage Footballer Player Priya R Passes Away Due To Wrongful Surgery

Condolences to the family.

A teenage football player Priya R succumbed to multiple organ failure after she underwent a botched surgery resulting in the amputation of her leg. She breathed her last in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. The young girl went through ligament surgery on November 7th which was performed wrongfully. The girl went through a ligament surgery at the Periyar Nagar Government Peripheral Hospital to repair the ligament on her right knee. However, after the second follow-up surgery, Priya was reportedly lying unconscious and on ventilator support at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital.

On the news of her demise, Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian announced Rs. 10 lakhs compensation for her family and a government job for one of her three siblings. The 18-year-old freshman passed away due to complications, including heart, kidney and liver failure, the health department announced. “She complained of pain in her legs hours after her November 7 surgery. I wish the doctors had taken her complaints seriously. The complications of the surgery killed her,” said her brother Lawrence, who is a sports equipment salesman. “That night she woke up thrice with complaints of severe pain but was given medicines that sent her back to sleep,” her relatives said.

On November 9, doctors removed her right leg. She underwent revision surgery on Monday to remove more dead tissues. Since then, she has been on a ventilator. “The muscle breakdown led to an increase in presence of a protein called myoglobin in the urine and elevated creatinine levels. This led to the kidney, liver, and heart. Her blood pressure dropped. Despite intensive care, including dialysis through the night, her condition deteriorated,” said RGGGH dean Dr E Theranirajan.

Tamil Nadu BJP Chief Annamalai requested the government to provide a compensation of Rs 2 Crores while conveying his condolences to the family.

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