Doctor in coma since 9 years after tasting his medicine, dies

The woman, who consumed the diluted medicine purchased from a drug store, had fainted but survived.
He had prescribed a `kashaayam' (ayurvedic concoction) to a woman, who approached him seeking treatment for some orthopaedic problem.

A 46-year-old Ayurvedic physician, who collapsed and slipped into coma after tasting a medicine he had prescribed for a patient, died at his house in Paipra near Kochi on Monday, his relatives said.

Hailing from a very poor family, PA Baiju had been in comma for nine years.

The incident occurred in January 2007, while Baiju was serving as the medical officer at the government ayurvedic dispensary at Bison Valley in Idukki district. Full Story

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