Two days after a patient's severed leg was allegedly used as a pillow under his head, the National Human's Right Commission on Monday issued notices to the Uttar Pradesh government and the health ministry seeking a probe in the incident. However, on not being attended by the hospital staff, his family members chose to take him to a private hospital.
Ghanshyam, 28, was seen lightly dozing off with his head propped up by his removed limb at the Jhansi Medical College in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, the Daily Mail reports. Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma said the state government will take action once the full information about the incident is available.
The man, who was a cleaner in a school bus, had sustained serious injuries when the bus carrying children of a private school turned turtle in a bid to avoid a collision with a tractor in Mauranipur area in Jhansi district on Saturday. The left leg of the bus conductor was badly injured and doctors amputated his leg to prevent the infection from spreading. "Patient's attendant used the leg for the same", added Kaushik. "When we reached the hospital, we saw his leg being used as a headrest", Janaki Prasad, a relative, said.
'I repeatedly asked the doctors to intervene but they refused.
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Medical negligence is not uncommon either.
He was rushed to Maharani Laxmibai Medical College and Hospital where the doctors chose to amputate his leg to save his life.
As the video of the man lying on a stretcher in the hospital with the severed leg under his head went viral on social and electronic media, Sadhna Kaushik, the medical college's principal, yesterday said strict action would be taken against those found guilty. This is a representational image showing medical stretchers abandoned along the corridors at a hospital in Kenya.