Jhansi: A man's leg, which got severed in a bus accident, was allegedly used as a pillow to prop him up at the state-run Maharani Laxmibai Medical College, prompting the Uttar Pradesh government to suspend four staff and order a departmental probe into it.
Ghanshyam (28) claimed that the hospital staff put the severed leg under his head as a pillow. He had lost the leg in the accident on Saturday and was brought to the hospital in a critical condition.
However, the medical college's principal, Sadhna Kaushik, said a four-member committee has been formed to find out who put the severed leg under the patient's head.
Taking cognisance of the alleged incident, state medical education minister Ashutosh Tandon, late on Saturday night, directed suspension of two doctors and two nurses with immediate effect on the ground of laxity in discharging their duty.
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, Kaushik said strict action would be taken against those found guilty.
"He (the patient) was given immediate medical aid. The doctor looked for something to raise his head. The 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 said, adding it appears to be a case of mischief.
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