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Teen girl football player dies following ligament surgery in Chennai 

- November 15, 2022

Chennai, Nov 15 (BPNS)

A seventeen-year-old football player whose right leg had to be amputated after surgery for a ligament tear seven days ago, died on Tuesday morning after multiple organ failure.

Priya (17) was a football player and a student of Bsc in Physical education and had undergone a ligament surgery at Government Peripheral hospital, Periyar Nagar on November 7.

The girl developed complications after the compression bandage that was applied to prevent bleeding resulted in a lack of blood flow to the leg. After the complications persisted the teenaged footballer was referred to the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital on November 8th and her right led had to be amputed.

Tamil Nadu health minister Ma Subramanian said that the footballer was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit of RGGGH but she developed multiple organ failure and passed away on Tuesday morning.

Fellow footballers and several people are protesting in front of the morgue of the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital.

The Minister while speaking to media persons said that two doctors of the Government Peripheral hospital were placed under suspension over medical negligence.

He said that the health department was lodging a complaint against the two doctors to the police and they will have to face legal action.

Ma Subramanian also announced a solatium of Rs 10 lakh to the family of Priya and said that a member of the family would be provided with a government job.

The minister said, “ Her loss cannot be compensated and strict action will be taken against those responsible.”