Four-year-old Malappuram boy died due to medical negligence: Autopsy report

Mohammad Shazil, who was born to Nisar-Soudabi couple after a six-year-long-wait, passed away at Kondotti's Mercy Hospital on June 1. Photo: Manorama News

Malappuram: The post-mortem report of a four-year-old boy in Malappuram's Kondotty has revealed that medical negligence led to his death. Mohammad Shazil, son of Nisar-Soudabi couple after a six-year-long-wait, passed away at Kondotty's Mercy Hospital on June 1.
The child was admitted to the hospital with a palate injury. The boy, who underwent surgery immediately, died at the hospital. The family was allegedly informed of his death much later.

The post-mortem analysis found that the child died after he was administered anesthesia and not due to the injury. Undigested food was found in the stomach, indicating lapses in pre-sedation protocols by the attending doctors.

Kondotty DySP is overseeing the investigation. The team will record the statements of doctors who conducted the autopsy. The police are considering the inclusion of other departments into the case once the preliminary investigation concludes.

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