The Telangana Medical Council has decided to cancel the licence of doctor who conducted the controversial limb lengthening surgery on a young techie. Dr Chandrabhushan at the Global Hospitals has performed the operation on a 23-year old techie Nikhil Reddy.
“It is wrong on the part of the doctor to perform such a risky, unethical operation which is in fact against the principles of medical practice. It is not correct also medically. The modus operandi shall not be the one he performed. Therefore, we are cancelling his licence to practice for the next two years and we are informing the same to the Indian Medical Council” Mr E Ravindra Reddy, Chairman of the TSMC told media.
The Council has come to the decision after investigating the matter thoroughly, he said.
The doctors called it as an “unusual experimental surgery on a young person”.
Mr Nikhil Reddy, who was 5’7’’, has approached Global hospitals for leg lengthening and Dr Chandrabhushan has reportedly promised that he would make him grow 3 inches more within three months. Mr Reddy’s leg was cut and a steel rod was put inside. But there was no improvement. Moreover, his condition deteriorated due to unbearable pain. The doctors then removed the steel rod. He is still confined to a wheel chair.
Mr Reddy’s parents who do not know about the operation initially as their son has got it done clandestinely, have lodged a complaint with TSMC against the doctor, the hospital and others.
The TSMC has also cancelled the licence- for five years- given to one Dr Namrata of Srishti Test Tube Centre of Chaitanyapuri who conducted controversial operations on a woman that led to her death.