Medical student dies after hair transplant surgery in Chennai

22-year-old medical student, Santosh Kumar died a day after undergoing a hair transplant surgery at a salon at Nungambakkam area in Chennai on May 17. He was a final year medical student Madras Medical College, Chennai who shies of his slight baldness and decided to go for a hair transplant procedure last month which turned to be fatal for him after two days of the surgery conducted.

His parents allege the doctors at the centre who performed the procedure were not surgeons and the anaesthetist left soon after the procedure began. Both doctors are now missing. Authorities say the hair transplant centre had obtained a licence only to run a hair salon which too expired two months ago. Although they had qualified doctors one of who was trained in China, there was no infrastructure to tackle any complication. The centre has no sterile place or an operation theatre, officials said. The drug controller has recovered a huge stock of medicines kept without licence, reported

His family had reportedly not lodged any complaint after his death, thus no post-mortem was conducted. The State medical council, on the directions of the health department, has issued notices to the two doctors and has also sealed the salon.

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