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Stalin visits deceased footballer Priya’s house

Chennai, Nov 18 (BPNS)

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M.K. Stalin on Thursday visited the residence of teen footballer, Priya who died after the amputation of her right leg following medical negligence of doctors.

Chief Minister visited her residence in Vyasarpadi on Thursday and handed over a solatium of Rs 10 lakh to her family. He assured her parents,  Ravikumar and Usha Rani that the government would provide them all support.

The Chief Minister also handed over an appointment order  as a data entry operator to Priya’s brother.

It may be noted that Priya, a budding footballer and a Bsc Physical education student of Queens College suffered a ligament tear and underwent a minor procedure at Periyar Nagar Government Peripheral hospital.  The right leg of her was amputated after complications developed in the area where procedure was done.

She died after a multiple organ failure a week after the procedure at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (RGGGH) on Tuesday, November 15th. Two doctors were placed under suspension following the lapses.

A delay in removing a compression bandage that was placed in the wound where she underwent an arthroscopic ligament repair procedure resulted in a lack of blood flow to the leg leading to the leg being amputated.

The Chief Minister also handed over an allotment order for tenement at the Tamil Nadu Urban Housing Habitat Board at Gowthamapuram in Chennai.