Amputated leg used as pillow: Life, dignity go cheap in Indian hospitals

UP government Union Health Ministry get NHRC notices after patient seen using severed leg as pillow

The doctors of a government college in Uttar Pradesh allegedly used the amputated leg of a patient, who was seriously injured, as a pillow. 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. Earlier past year, over 30 children had died in Gorakhpur's BRD Medical College and Hospital after oxygen supply was disrupted over non-payment of dues. He was immediately rushed to the hospital where the doctors amputated his leg to prevent the infection from spreading.

The incident took place in a government medical care in the town of Jhansi. Previously, another case had surfaced from a private hospital situation in Delhi when the hospital had declared a newborn alive baby dead.

Ghanshyam, 28, claimed that the hospital staff put the severed leg under his head as a pillow.

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"He was given immediate medical aid". Strict action will be taken if our staff is found to be at fault, ' she added.

"The doctor looked for something to raise the patient's head when the patient's attendant used the severed leg for the same".

The victim, was the cleaner of a school bus his leg in the accident and was sent to the Jhansi medical college after preliminary treatment at a local health centre.

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"When we reached the hospital, we saw his leg being used as a headrest", Janaki Prasad, a relative, told NDTV.

A man has been filmed using his own left foot as a pillow after doctors amputated it when he was involved in a bus crash.

On Saturday evening, medical education minister Ashutosh Tandon ordered the suspension of emergency medical officer Dr Mahendra Pal Singh, senior resident Dr Alok Agarwal and nurses on duty Deepa Narang and Shashi Srivastava.

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