Jhansi medical college incident: Uttar Pradesh government suspends 4 employees

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Jhansi medical college incident: Uttar Pradesh government suspends 4 employees

Four medical staff at an Indian hospital have been suspended after an accident victim was made to use his severed leg as a pillow.

"He (the patient) was given immediate medical aid".

But Ghanshyam's mother Devki told the authorities that the doctor put the leg under his head as a pillow was not available, said local journalists who spoke to the family.

"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".

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College principal Dr Sadhna Kaushik had said the severed leg couldn't be attached back since the tissue was "dead" and said the patient's family got him discharged.

The Uttar Pradesh government is investigating the hospital and action will be taken against those found responsible. The head of the department of surgery Dr Rajeev Sinha will head the committee. It serves many districts in Uttar Pradesh's backward Bundelkhand region.

The cleaner was immediately rushed to the Jhansi medical college hospital where the doctors amputated his leg to prevent the infection from spreading, reports said.

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Instructions have been issued to initiate departmental action against Dr Praveen Saraogi, an assistant professor in the orthopaedics department, the spokesperson said.

As per reports, the victim is a cleaner in a school bus and injured when the bus carrying children toppled to avoid collision with a tractor. Almost a dozen children were injured in the accident, the police said. Going into Detail Twenty-eight-year-old Ghanshyam's leg was severed in a bus accident on Saturday and was brought to the medical college in a critical condition.

Later, Chief Medical Superintendent of the hospital Dr Harischandra Arya too confirmed that a probe had been ordered into the matter.

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