Tinasha Ganesan Rao is declared brain dead by a private hospital within eight hours of admission for a fever.
by Amanda Charmaine
PETALING JAYA: From fever to fits, then death. That was how 14-year-old Tinasha Ganesan Rao spent the last few days of her life when her parents took her to Assunta Hospital to treat her fever.
The members of her family, who are completely distraught, are demanding answers from hospital personnel as to how their daughter ended up brain dead within eight hours of admission after suffering fits.
Speaking to reporters, her parents also expressed their frustration as to why they are not getting any specific answers to questions asked.
Tinasha’s mother, Uthayabavani Inthirarasa, 46, who was with her daughter throughout the ordeal, said the family lodged a police report this morning and were currently awaiting the hospital’s response as to how and why their daughter died.
She explained, ”We had three meetings with the hospital, posing many questions only to have the standard ‘I’ll get back to you on that’ answers.”
Saying they may have lost their “angel who was young and full of life” because of incompetence, Uthayabavani added, “We want to bring up the issue and get justice on this matter to help others who may face this situation, especially young children like Tinasha.”
The Petaling Jaya Assunta Secondary School student passed away at 11:40am this morning, shortly after several of her family members gave a press conference accusing the hospital of negligence. Continue reading