Thursday, 21 Jun, 2007 Offbeat

15-Year-Old Boy Performs Caesarian Surgery


A doctor from India could be fired and face criminal charges after allowing his son, Dileepan Raj, perform caesarian surgery so he could be recorded in Guinness Book of Records. It is worth mentioning that his son is only 15 years old.

When Dr. K. Murugesan showed the members of an Indian Medical Association branch, located in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, his video where a boy uses scalpel to perform a caesarian surgery on an expectant mother, the doctors were shocked by what they've seen.

The health minister of the state, K.K. Ramachandran, was the one to wonder how a professional doctor can "convert the his nursing home into a butcher's shop". He mentioned that he was ordering an inquiry and serious measures will be taken on this case.

The baby was born having a congenital defect, the medical sources stated. However, the defect has nothing to do with the surgery, and doctors believe the baby to be alive after the surgery.

The video, where a 15-year-old boy used scalpel, also showed that the doctor gave a spinal anesthetic to the pregnant mother. It is important to note the he was not qualified to perform the procedure.

Although having shown a shocking video, Dr Murugesan still finds himself not guilty and he does not repent over his action, saying that he wanted his son to become a part of the history.

"He said there was no need for him to worry since it was no blue (pornographic) film that he had shot but only one showing his son's achievement," outlined Dr. T. N. Ravishankar, the secretary of the state branch of the Indian Medical Association.

Dr. Ravishankar mentioned that he does not have the video CD as evidence, however, he said that there are many doctors who have seen it.

Medical officials stated that not only the doctor but his son could also face charges.

"What is wrong with my son performing surgery, when a 10-year-old can drive a car and a 15-year-old can get a medical degree in America?" the doctor was quoted saying.

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46 votes

//6 Oct 04, 2008 03:37 PM | posted by: summer_rain [InfoMANIAC]
Why don't they say a word about what happened to the mother?!..
Yeah, maybe " a 15-years-old can get a medical degree in America" , though i really wonder how that can be done, but, as far as i see, this is not the case anyway... It's just ridiculous and these things should not be encouraged since the patients are to suffer afterwards...
46 votes

//5 Aug 29, 2008 06:47 AM | posted by: Jordan
the boy could even be in the history if he made it
57 votes

//4 Aug 05, 2008 01:48 PM | posted by: Jasu
its great
55 votes

//3 Jul 21, 2008 10:37 PM | posted by: rohit manoj arey [InfoSLAVE]
oh it may result in serious impact on the patients plz do not encorage this sortof things
52 votes

//2 Jul 05, 2007 11:00 AM | posted by: Pork [InfoTOT]
If he passes the proper medical tests then yes perform the C-section, if he has basic anatomy, he has no buissness in the room especially with a congenital defect. this has lawsuit written all over it.
47 votes

//1 Jun 23, 2007 12:40 AM | posted by: Kenneth Reagin
This could be a positive. We can be reasonable sure the young man was not out on the town, the night before chasing some young thing, while his wife and 6 kids were at home watching the Sopranos.

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