City medico dies a day after salon hair transplant
A final-year medical student from the Madras Medical College died a day after undergoing a hair transplant at a salon in Nungambakkam more than a fortnight ago.
A postmortem was not done since the family did not file a police complaint. Doctors attributed the possible cause of death to complications arising out of an unmanaged allergy to anaesthesia. The state medical council has issued notices to two doctors an undergraduate and an anaesthetist asking them why they conducted the surgical procedure at a non-medical centre and without the requisite qualification. The directorate of medical services (DMS) has sealed the salon.
The incident came to light after the state health department forwarded a complaint to the Tamil Nadu Medical Coun cil last week stating that a medical student who underwent a hair transplant at the Advanced Robotic Hair Transplant Centre in Nungambakkam on May 17 had died due to complications. DMS sources said the centre has licence only for hair styling, not such procedures considered surgical. The transplant was done by Dr Hariprasad Kas turi, an anaesthetist, and Dr A Vineeth Suryakumar, an MBBS graduate of a college in China, said Tamil Nadu Medical Council president Dr K Senthil. “We have issued notices to them. We have asked Dr Hariprasad why he did not stay in the salon till the procedure was completed. We have asked Dr Vineeth how he performed the surgery without being qualified. Hair transplant is a surgery and Vineeth is not a surgeon,“ he said.
After a sizzling day, 30mm rain cools Chennai
Heavy rain cooled down the city on Monday night with the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) recording a 30mm downpour. There was little indication of the rain when the city recorded a maximum of 35.9°C in the morning but RMC officials said the heat caused heavy rain. “If Tuesday continues to remain hot, we may get more rain,“ an official said.
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