Patient’s Severed Leg used as a Pillow in UP Government Hospital

Published on 12 Mar 2018 by Shivi

Medical Negligence in India

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A government hospital has been accused of gross medical negligence as a patient’s severed leg was used a pillow for him. In this shocking incident, 2 doctors of the government hospital in Uttar Pradesh have been suspended and the authorities have launched a full investigation into the matter.

Strict action has been promised by administrators of Jhansi Medical College Hospital after some images leaked showing that the amputated leg of the patient was used as a headrest when he was lying on a stretcher. The principal of Jhansi Hospital gave a statement that a 4-member committee has been set up to find out the person responsible for this fiasco.

The patient named Ghanshyam was admitted to the hospital after suffering from severe injuries in an accident. The family members of the patient stated that the hospital authorities neglected his requests to provide a pillow, and instead used his amputated limb to support his head.

The doctors have denied any part in this act and claimed that the hospital provided immediate medical attention to the patient and it was his family members who used the severed leg to support his head.

Medical negligence has become a common issue in India, with thousands of complaints filed against medical practitioners, hospitals and doctors every year. Any person who is a victim of medical negligence or any of his family members can file a complaint in consumer court by consulting a medical negligence lawyer in India

Medical negligence is considered as deficiency of service under the Consumer Protection Act 1986. A criminal complaint can also be initiated under the Indian Penal Code in case the act of negligence by the hospital, doctor or medical practitioner results in the death of the patient. Consult top lawyers in India for all your legal queries through Legistify- call us at 846-883-3013 for immediate assistance from the best Legal and CA experts in India.


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