The Madras High Court Bench in Madurai has ordered video-recording of post-mortem on the body of a woman who died after being in coma for 13 months following wrong administration of nitrous oxide, instead of oxygen, during tubectomy surgery at a government hospital in Kanyakumari district.
Justice D. Hariparanthaman, disposing of a petition filed by her husband, ordered the post-mortem to be conducted by a team of doctors at a government hospital in Vellore. The body should be transported at state cost to the victim's native place in Kanyakumari.
The petitioner S. Ganesan feared that the post-mortem might not be conducted properly in the government hospital as it was where his wife fell into coma due to "negligence" on March 19, 2011.
She was treated at the Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai and shifted to Christian Medical College Hospital in Vellore on the court directions on February 2 last year.