Bizarre: Jhansi hospital uses patient's severed leg as pillow

Doctors Use Patient’s Severed Leg as Pillow in UP’s Jhansi

Bizarre: Jhansi hospital uses patient's severed leg as pillow

A video and a picture of the road accident victim lying on his severed leg went viral on social media forcing doctors at the Jhansi Maharani Laxmi Bai Medical College to justify the incident saying a pillow was not available immediately.

Kaushik had earlier said, "He was given immediate medical aid". The doctor looked for something to raise his head.

"I have spoken to 30 people in the emergency (ward), no one saw any staffer doing it", she said adding "patient's attendant used the leg". We've set up a committee.

After the case came to light, Maharani Laxmi Bai Medical College principal Sadhna Kaushik assured strict action against those found guilty.

"Dr Rajeev Sinha (head of department of surgery) heads the committee, which will give its report in 48 hours".

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However, there are also claims that the patient's leg was severed in the mishap and was not amputated by the doctors in the hospital. A government spokesperson said the staff who have been suspended are Dr Alok Agarwal (senior resident - orthopaedics), Dr Mahendra Pal Singh (emergency medical officer), sister in-charge Deepa Narang and Shashi Srivastava, a nurse.

The man, who was a cleaner in a school bus, was injured 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.

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.

Last year, dozens of children died in a single week at a government hospital in Uttar Pradesh that suffered oxygen shortages.

The victim, who was the cleaner of a school bus, met with an accident and was sent to the Jhansi medical college after preliminary treatment at a local health centre.

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