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HC orders preserving blood sample of cancer patient

Press Trust of India  |  Kochi 

The today ordered to preserve the sample of a 10-year-old patient, who died yesterday in Alappuzha, months after she tested positive allegedly following a transfusion.

The interim order was issued by Justice on a petition filed by parents of the girl seeking a detailed investigation into the circumstances that led to her death.

The girl was suffering from and passed away at the Medical College Hospital yesterday with officials saying she died of cancer-related complications.

The court directed the Regional Centre (RCC) in Thiruvananthapuram to preserve the sample, viscera and medical reports of the girl.

The girl had undergone transfusion at the RCC in Thiruvananthapuram last year and her family had alleged she tested positive after the procedure.

Her father alleged that there were "lapses" in the treatment of his daughter at RCC in March last year.

After the allegations against RCC surfaced, the had instituted an inquiry committee which in its report gave a clean chit to the centre.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 23:30 IST
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