Chennai, May 1 (BPNS)
A medical team led by Joint Director of Health, Tirupattur, Dr.K. Marimuthu will conduct an inquiry into the deaths of 9 people allegedly caused by the treatment of a dental surgeon.
The team will comprise four doctors including Dr. Marimuthu and the inquiry would be held at the VTS Dental clinic at 10.30 a.m. on May 4.
The issue came to light after local people pasted the names of nine people who died after being treated by the dental doctor. They allegedly died in the closed shutters of VTS Dental Clinic operated by Dr. S. Arivarasan. The special inquiry team will also take the statements of Dr. Arivarasan. The locals said that patients died due to brain death after being treated by the dental doctor. They also alleged that one among the nine died after being in coma due to the treatment failure.
A senior doctor while speaking to BPNS said, “ This is the first time I am hearing in my whole career over the past three decades that a treatment by a dentist has led to the death of people. Local people are showing their personal issues to the medical community by raking up such issues.”
He also said that at the most treatment failure by a dentist could lead to mouth related health issues and said that patients dying of brain death after being treated by a dentist was unheard of.