Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Global | By Shelia Dennis

Man's severed foot used as pillow in hospital

Man's severed foot used as pillow in hospital

Ghanshyam was working as a helper on a school bus when it overturned while trying to avoid colliding with a tractor in the village of Bamouri, 55km from the hospital. The doctors while treating him had to cut his left leg and used his amputated leg as a pillow for the patient.

The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered a probe into the incident.

As the video of the man lying on a stretcher in the hospital with the severed leg under his head went viral on social media and electronic media.

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When the insensitive approach of the doctors was brought to the notice of CMS, Dr Harish Chandra Arya, he said the matter would be investigated and strong action would be taken against the persons responsible for the act.

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Kaushik had earlier said, "He was given immediate medical aid".

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"The doctor looked for something to raise the patient's head when the patient's attendant used the severed leg for the same".

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday directed principal secretary, medical education, to submit a detailed report in the Jhansi incident in which a school bus conductor was made to lie on a stretcher with his severed limb placed under his head. "Strict action will be taken if our staff is found to be at fault", Ms. Kaushik said, adding that it appeared to be a case of mischief.

"When we reached the hospital, we saw his leg being used as a headrest".

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The suspended doctors are Dr Mahendra Singh, senior resident Alok Agarwal and two nurses, Deepa Narang and Shashi Srivastava. "I repeatedly asked the doctors to intervene but they refused", Janaki Prasad, a relative of the victim was quoted as saying by NDTV.

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