Kin Blames Test Dose at PHC for Girl's Death

Published: 08th November 2015 04:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th November 2015 04:03 AM   |  A+A-

DINDIGUL:A ten-year-old girl, who was given a test dose of ampicillin in a PHC at Siluvathur in the district, died due to adverse reaction to the drug.

According to sources, Kanmani, daughter of Rengasamy of Kallupatti village and a class 6 student, fell unconscious soon after receiving the injection at the PHC and died while being rushed to the GRH in Madurai.

Sources said that as Kanmani had wounds on legs, her parents took the girl on Nov 5 to the Siluvathur PHC, where the doctors examined her. Based on the doctor’s instructions, the nurse administered a test dose of ampicillin to the girl. Soon, she fell unconscious and hence the PHC authorities rushed her to the Dindigul GH.

Doctors checked and later referred her to the GRH. However, she died on the way. Subsequently, the girl’s father Rengasamy lodged a complaint with the Sanarpatti police.

A medical officer from Dindigul GH told Express that adverse reaction to the drug is suspected to be the reason for the child’s death. The health officials are conducting an inquiry with the doctor and nurse at the PHC, sources said.

Stay up to date on all the latest Tamil Nadu news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp