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Shocking: Doctors use man's leg as pillow after amputation, investigation launched

March 24 2018, 07:46 | Irvin Gilbert

Patient's severed leg used as pillow in Jhansi medical college, probe ordered

Jhansi Patient

"The incident demands not only fair investigation and action against the guilty public servants but also issuance of necessary directions and guidelines to all hospitals regarding strict compliance of standard norms for the disposal of bio-medical waste and amputated organs so that such incidents do not recur in future", it said.

A shocking incident that will send shivers down your spine took place at the state-run Jhansi Medical College Hospital where doctors used a man's severed leg as a pillow while treating him.

"Strict action will be taken if our staff is found at fault".

After the initial investigations, the college suspended a senior resident orthopaedic doctor, an EMO nurse in-charge and one other person over the incident.

The patient, identified as 28-year-old Ghanshyam, is a cleaner of a school bus.

Kaushik said the patient was given "immediate" medical attention and one of his relatives placed the leg under his head, the Press Trust of India reported. The relatives of the patient, who goes by the name Ghanshyam, said, "When we reached the hospital, we saw his leg being used as a headrest".

"The doctor looked for something to raise his head".

Taking cognisance of the incident, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had announced a probe even as he announced a compensation of Rs 2,00,000 for the patient whose amputated leg was used as a pillow.

"I repeatedly asked the doctors to intervene but they refused", Prasad added, saying Ghanshyam's relatives eventually bought a pillow from a local market.

Medical negligence is not uncommon in government run hospitals as these do not have proper equipment or face staffing and hygiene issues. Last year, numerous newborn children had died in a single week at a UP government hospital due to shortage of oxygen.

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