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UP shocker: Jhansi doctors use bus accident victim’s amputated leg as pillow, probe ordered

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Jhansi: In yet another incident showing the pathetic state of health services in Uttar Pradesh, the doctors at a government medical college in Jhansi allegedly used the amputated leg of a man, who was seriously injured in a bus mishap, as a pillow.

The doctors at Maharani Laxmi Bai Medical College had allegedly put the amputated leg under the victim’s head in order to help him.

However, the sight of a person’s amputated leg being used as a pillow scared those present thee.

Attendants of a patient allege that staff at Maharani Laxmi Bai Medical College, Jhansi used his severed leg as a pillow for him after he was admitted there upon meeting with an accident, College Principal says ‘We’ve set up committee to probe & will take action’.

The shocking incident came to light after a local TV channel aired visuals of the victim’s amputated leg being used as a pillow as he lay on a stretcher inside the casualty ward of the hospital.

The man, who was a cleaner in a school bus, had sustained serious injuries 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.

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.

The hospital officials, however, denied that the amputated leg had been used as a pillow but added that a probe had been ordered into the reports to this effect.

”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,” Sadhna Kaushik, Principal, Maharani Laxmi Bai Medical College, said.

Attendants of a patient allege that staff at Maharani Laxmi Bai Medical College, Jhansi used his severed leg as a pillow for him after he was admitted there upon meeting with an accident, College Principal says ‘We’ve set up committee to probe & will take action’.

He was given immediate medical aid. Doctor looked for something to raise his head. Patient’s attendant used the leg for the same. We’ve set up committee. Strict action will be taken if our staff is found to be at fault: Sadhna Kaushik, Principal,Maharani Laxmi Bai Medical College pic.twitter.com

However, there are conflicting reports regarding the incident.

While some claimed that victim’s leg was amputated at the hospital, some others said that the leg had been severed in the mishap and the family members had brought it to the hospital.

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

This comes in the wake of reports that sweepers and ward boys have been treating the patients and even performing minor surgeries in the district hospitals in UP.

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