Mariyam likely to undergo brain surgery

Mariyam likely to undergo brain surgery

Three-year-old victim of medical negligence, Mariyam Kousar, is likely to undergo surgery at Manipal Hospital for removal of water from her brain.

A final call would however, be taken after evaluation by a team of experts. 

The approval came after the family took a second opinion from two  specialists from Nimhans and BGS Hospitals. B S Rafiulla, Mariyam’s uncle, said the family had given the green signal.

“We understand that there is minimal risk involved. Since the chances of infection are less, we decided to go ahead,” he said. Nimhans Neurosurgeon Dr Murali said the family had approached him to clear their doubt on the surgery. “It is good people clear their confusion by consulting experts,” he said.

Mariyam, who was being treated at Malathi Manipal Hospital earlier in a critical condition after the alleged overdose of anaesthesia by doctors at Sanjay Gandhi Hospital. She was shifted to the Old Airport Road Manipal Hospital branch for re-evaluation of her condition on Thursday. 

The three-year-old is likely to undergo surgery on Monday. The cost has been put an estimated Rs 2.5 lakh. Manipal Hospital Medical Superintendent S Murali said the child was currently monitored in the intensive care unit.

“The MRI head scan shows accumulation of fluid in the brain. A team of neurologists, neurosurgeons and paediatric interventionists will decide on the further course of action after a complete evaluation and discussion with the family,” he said.