Mysuru: The happiness of the parents of 18-month-old Mohan, a victim of the temple prasada tragedy knew no bounds when he was discharged from Narayana Hrudayalaya on Wednesday after battling for life spending 30 days on the ventilator and 34 days in the ICU.
He was the last patient among 104 people who fell ill after consuming prasada laced with Monocrotopus, an Organo phosphorous compound, at Kichguth Maramma temple at Sulawadi in Chamarajnagar district on 14 December, 2018. As many as 17 people died in the incident.
Chamarajnagar district health and family welfare officer, Dr Prasad K.H., said "Mohan's case was very challenging. At one point when he developed infection, we had almost lost hope. But a team of doctors including Dr Dilip, intensivist Dr Naveen, paediatrician Dr Manish, Dr Darshan and others did their best. The child has completely recovered now," he said.
He added, that the government is paying a bill of Rs 6 lakh to Narayana Hrudayalaya towards the treatment expenses of Mohan. Also as 104 patients including 53 women and 14 children were given tertiary care treatment at 11 super specialty hospitals in Mysuru, the government is clearing a total bill of Rs 1.27 Crores for treatment expenses of all of them. All the private hospitals of Mysuru provided food for attenders of the patients and were quite cooperative, Dr Prasad said.
Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, Mohan's mother Sangeetha said that she knew her son would survive while father Selamba confessed that going by Mohan's condition, he had lost hope that he would survive. They returned happily with their kid, to their native MG Doddi on Wednesday.
Mohan's mother Sangeetha disclosed that it was their mother-in-law Mallige and father-in-law Paapanna who had been to Kichguth Maramma temple at Sulawadi on December 14 and had brought the prasada....