In yet another case of medical negligence in Uttar Pradesh, the severed leg of a victim was allegedly used at Maharani Laxmi Bai Medical College in Jhansi as a pillow to prop him up.
The victim claimed that hospital staff used his amputated leg under his head as a pillow.
After the case came to light, Maharani Laxmi Bai Medical College principal Sadhna Kaushik assured strict action against those found guilty.
“He was given immediate medical aid. The doctor looked for something to raise his head. Patient’s attendant used the leg for the same. We’ve set up a committee. Strict action will be taken if our staff is found to be at fault,” she added.
She also informed that a four-member committee was constituted to find out who put the severed leg under the patient’s head.
Later, Sadhna Kaushik said a senior resident orthopedic doctor, an EMO nurse in-charge and one other person were suspended in the matter. A departmental proceeding has also been initiated against the consulting on-call doctor.
Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma said the state government will take action only once he receives proper information about the incident.
The patient’s leg was amputated to prevent an infection from spreading.