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Kerala: Circumcision of 23 day old goes awry, Human Rights Commission intervenes


Kerala: Circumcision of 23 day old goes awry, Human Rights Commission intervenes

KSHRC member P Mohandas directed the state Chief Secretary to pay an interim compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the family of the child and also sought a report from the state health department.

Thiruvananthapuram:  The state human rights commission has asked the Kerala government to compensate the family of a 23-day-old baby boy for medical negligence after his private parts were severely injured during circumcision.

In a statement, the Kerala State Human Rights Commission (KSHRC) said that seventy-five per cent of the private organ of the child was lost when he was circumcised at a hospital in northern Malappuram district.

The doctor, who had carried out the circumcision, had only three years of surgical experience, it said, adding that the doctor’s lack of experience resulted in the grievous injury to the baby.

The commission also noted that the facilities at the private hospital, where the surgery was carried out, were very poor.

KSHRC member P Mohandas directed the state Chief Secretary to pay an interim compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the family of the child and also sought a report from the state health department.

It also directed that more awareness should be created among parents and doctors on surgeries performed on newborns.

In its report, the health department had said that the parents of the child had to spend over Rs 1.5 lakh for his treatment.

Circumcision of male children, known as ‘Sunnat’ in local parlance, is prevalent among the Muslim community in various parts of the world, including in the southern state.

Source: PTI
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    Dr Rameshvardhan January 10, 2019, 2:16 pm

    LET THE GOVERNMENT OF KERALA DISPLAY THE INDICATIONS AND GUIDELINES FOR CIRCUMCISION IN BIG BOLD LETTERS IN MALAYALAM, AAREBIC, INGALLISH, KANNNDAA AEND TAAMIL… Both for the DOCTORS /PARENTS/ THE CHILDREN ( STARTING FROM WOMB TO TOMB ) IN AIRPORTS, RAILWAY & BUS STATIONS. PLACES OF WORKSHIP, PLACES OF STRIKES, SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES …… WHETHER s/he has to be a Muslim during the procedure ,( like in case of HALALA) what a pity , what kind of COUNTRY we love in ….,in the process of helping someone some one who come to us with folded hands just for REMOVAL of foreskin of a tiny dick , one has to undergo angioplasty that too after paying through the nose . If Same treand continue , DOCTOR\’S FAMILY MEMBERS HAS TO QUEUE UP IN FRONT OF HEALTH MINISTER\’S OFFICE TO CLAIM FOR SUCICIDEAL DEATH OF THEIR SPOUSE. IN THE WESTERN WORLD IT\’S UNLAWFUL TO DO CIRCUMCISION ON A RELIGIOUS GROUNDS ……. THE INDIAN DOCTOR SERVED NOTICE FOR DOING CIRCUMCISION ON A 3 MONTHS OLD MUSLIM CHILD. HOW ABOUT PUNISHING THE CHILDREN PARENTS ???. JAGGOO ENGLAND …….COMON WAKE UP MISS MAY , MR JONE, MRS JULY …… IT\’S JAN MR JOHN.

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    Dr Rameshvardhan January 10, 2019, 1:04 pm

    What is the NEGLIGENCE ? WHAT IS QUANTUM OF DAMAGE ? AND WHAT FOR THEY SPENT 150000 RUPEES, WHY 200000 PENALITY ? THE ENTIRE THINK SOUNDS SO STUPID , ISN\’T IT ????. THIS ARTICLE PROJECTING CIRCUMCISION AS MORE THAN A OPEN HEART SURGERY ……IF THE FECIALITIES OF THE HOSPITAL WAS VERY POOR , WHO GIVE THE PERMISSION ??? THE DOCTOR HAS ONLY 3 YEARS EXPERIENCE AFTER DEGREE ? DO YOU EXPECT PROF DR LORD LATIFAH TO TAKE CHARTERED FLIGHT FROM LOND DONE. & PROF DR PARRIE FROM PARIS TO ASSIST.