Man's severed foot used as pillow in hospital

Man's severed foot used as pillow in hospital

While issuing the notices, the Commission has observed that the incident demands not only fair investigation and action against the guilty public servants but also issuance of necessary directions/guidelines to all the hospitals regarding strict compliance of the standard norms for disposal of the Bio-Medical Waste and amputated organs so that such incidents do not recur in future.

Ghanshyam, 28, was seen lightly dozing off with his head propped up by his removed limb at the Jhansi Medical College in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, the Daily Mail reports.

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In a horrific incident that took place in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, a government-run hospital used a bus crash victim's severed foot as a pillow.

India Today reported that two doctors and two nurses were suspended over the incident. Administrators at the hospital also vowed "strict action" amid accusations of medical negligence. "Patient's attendant used the leg for the same", added Kaushik.

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Ghanshyam's mother and brother-in-law brought him to hospital after the bus he was in overturned while the driver tried trying to avoid hitting a tractor on Saturday.

While being taken inside the hospital on a stretcher, youth's amputated leg was put under his head. The relatives of the patient, who goes by the name Ghanshyam, said, "When we reached the hospital, we saw his leg being used as a headrest". Although UP is home to over 200 million people, it also ranks amongst the country's poorest states with lack of even basic medical facilities.

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While it is understandable that giving the patient immediate treatment was the need of the hour, using his own amputated leg as a headrest is an inexcusable horror. Last year, numerous newborn children had died in a single week at a UP government hospital due to shortage of oxygen.

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