Man Gets Sucked Into MRI Machine At Mumbai Hospital, Killed, 2 Arrested

Mumbai Man dies in Nair Hospital after getting sucked into MRI machine

Rajesh Shyamji Maru, 32, died as he had inhaled excess oxygen after the cylinder's knob accidentally opened even as his body got sucked inside the MRI machine. It all happened because of the carelessness of the hospital's doctors and administration.

A police case has been registered against Dr Siddhant Shah, ward boy Vitthal Chavan, and one other staff for causing death by negligence.

Mr Solanki and the ward boys pulled Mr Maru out of the MRI machine but at this stage he was bleeding profusely.

Rajesh Maru was accompanying an elderly relative for an MRI scan and entered the room carrying an oxygen cylinder. Since the machine was on, the strong magnetic field of MRI scanner sucked Maru in and he got trapped between the oxygen cylinder he was holding and the MRI machine.

Maru's family has said that this was a case of extreme negligence on the part of the hospital personnel, as the machine was supposed to be switched off. The police has also filed an FIR in this regard against unknown persons.

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Keep keys, cellphones, oxygen cylinders, tanks and floor buffers away from an MRI unit. Maru was taken to the emergency room where he died shortly after.

'The ward boy who was supposed to prevent such incidents told my family members to go inside when the machine was turned on. The man died on the spot after inhaling an excessive amount of oxygen that got leaked as the cylinder's knob broke.

The victim, as directed by the doctor, took the patient to the MRI ward for the scan.

MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging, machines use a powerful magnetic field to produce images of the body's organs. "He died within a few minutes after the incident", recalled Solanki, who added that the ward boy and the doctor locked the MRI room and fled from the spot after the incident. Soon after the death of Maru, the family members along with local people and BJP MLA MP Lodha protested inside the dean's cabin and demanded an immediate action against the culprits. The police investigation continues, and authorities are reviewing CCTV footage of the incident.

The Maharashtra government has announced Rs 5 lakh to the kin of the victim. He took the patient to the MRI room where metal is not allowed.

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