<i>Infection in right thigh, surgery done on left!</i>
Six-year-old Drishti Rani Basu, a victim of wrong surgical operation at Khulna Medical College Hospital, is now fighting for life at the children's ward.
Daughter of Ashish Kumar Basu of Jagannathpur village in Jessore Sadar upazila and a student of class two, Drishti was admitted to KMCH on July 23 as patient of Ostrio Mylitis (bone infection) in her right thigh.
After necessary medical tests including X-ray, serious infection was detected in her right thigh and decision was taken to conduct surgical operation there.
But Dr SM Kamal Hossain, assistant registrar of orthopaedics department, conducted surgical operation upon her left thigh instead of infected right thigh on Monday night.
Serious complications followed the wrong operation on the minor child, said her mother Manju Rani Bose and hospital sources.
As the matter was immediately brought to the notice of KMCH Superintendent Dr Kazi Hamid Asgar, he assured the child's mother that all possible best medical treatment would be provided to the child for her full recovery and KMCH will bear the cost.
The hospital superintendent, however, refused to reply when local journalists asked if any action would be taken against Dr SM Kamal Hossain for his wrong surgical operation.
Dr SM Kamal Hossain declined to talk to journalists when they asked him about the blunder committed by him.
The ill-fated child's father lives in Malaysia.