Belthangady: Teen dies after injected with wrong medication


Belthangady, December 12: A 15-year-old boy breathed his last allegedly due to medical negligence in a private hospital at Badyru on December 11, Thursday.

The deceased has been identified as Kiran, son of Srinivas, a resident of Somanthadka. Kiran was a standard nine student and was admitted to the hospital on December 6 for an appendix problem. Two days later, the doctor injected him with a fever medication after which his condition worsened.

A worried father shifted him to another private hospital in Mangaluru where he died on December 11, Thursday morning.

The father alleged that his son died due to wrong medication in the first hospital; he added that about six months ago, Kiran’s mother too died in the same hospital due to wrong medication.

Kiran’s uncle filed a case against the hospital in Belthangady and the locals have demanded strict action.

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