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'Wonder' Boy's feats


At least four people have alleged maltreatment
TSI | Issue Dated: July 15, 2007
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'Wonder' Boy's feats Manapparai, a small sleepy town 40 kms from Trichy in central Tamil Nadu, witnessed a rare incident in which a 15 year old boy Dileepan, son of the doctor couple Dr.K.Murugesan and Dr Gandhimathy, performing a Caesarian operation on a hapless 20 year old woman, Neela on March 24 ( whom the doctor couple claimed their relative later). The bizarre operation done to enter into Guinness Records was allegedly filmed by the 'proud' father. It came to light when he displayed it at the Manapparai Indian Medical Association meeting to the shock of the assembled doctors.

This story was picked up by a local biweekly Kumudam Reporter. The doctor couple were arrested after an RDO inquiry and remanded to 15 days judicial custody. The boy 'doctor' Dileepan is absconding. Being a minor, he has to surrender or be produced before a juvenile justice board. The arrests were made based on the recorded audio conversation with a reporter with whom Dr.Murugesan boasted about the surgery. The controversy didn't stop here. At least four people have reportedly claimed maltreatment by the doctor. They all got treated at the Mathi Surgical and Maternity Hospital run by the doctor couple in Manapparai. Fatima Ghani, 30-year-old wife of Mohamad Salik of Manapparai has claimed that the boy had done Caesarian operation on her too. The child was born with congenital abnormality and died two days later. Afterwards she too developed some complications and is getting treated in a private hospital in nearby town Dindigul.

Speaking to TSI, Dr. Mohandoss, president of IMA, Tamil Nadu, said: '' Our ethics committee had asked for an explanation and his reply was not satisfactory." Since the boy is a non-medical practitioner, he will not come under the purview of Indian Medical Council. Dr Prakasam, chairman of the Indian Medical Council, told TSI that since penal proceedings were going on, the council would wait for the verdict before delivering its judgment. The Medical Council can debar the doctor couple.

''At least with this incident, the government should come out and take the issue of non-medicos doing allopathic treatment," Dr Ravindranath, president, Doctors for Social Equality, said.
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