Accident victim made to use severed leg as pillow in hospital

Patient's severed leg used as pillow in Jhansi medical college, probe ordered

Administrators at the government-run Maharani Laxmibai Medical College and Hospital in Jhansi had vowed "strict action" after visuals showing a man lying on a stretcher with the amputated limb being used as a headrest became viral. The medical college's principal, Sadhna Kaushik claimed a 4-member committee has been formed to find out who put the severed leg under the patient's head. The minister told reporters that departmental proceedings would be initiated against the consultant doctor, Dr Praveen Saraogi who was supposed to be on call in the emergency ward at the time of the incident.

A government spokesperson said chief minister Yogi Adityanath "has announced a financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh" for the youth.

According to his relatives, doctors were the ones to place the foot under his head as a pillow.

Ghanshyam was working as a helper on a school bus when it overturned while trying to avoid colliding with a tractor in the village of Bamouri, 55km from the hospital.

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. He was immediately rushed to Jhansi Medical College. "We have set up a panel and strict action will be taken if our staff is found to be at fault", she said in a statement.

When the insensitive approach of the doctors was brought to the notice of CMS, Dr Harish Chandra Arya, he said the matter would be investigated and strong action would be taken against the persons responsible for the act.

Kaushik said the patient was given "immediate" medical attention, and one of his relatives placed the leg under his head, reported the Press Trust of India (PTI).

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