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Amputated Man's Leg Used as a Pillow in India

11 March 2018

However, Dr Sadhna Kaushik, principal of the medical college, blamed the patient's attendant for using the leg as a pillow.

She also said that the patient's family members got him discharged by evening and took him to some private hospital.

"He was given immediate medical aid".

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

His relatives have alleged that doctors were the ones to place the foot under his head as a pillow. Later in the evening, minister for medical education, Ashutosh Tandon ordered suspension of emergency medical officer Dr Mahendra Pal Singh, senior resident Dr Alok Agarwal and sisters on duty Deepa Narang and Shashi Srivastava.

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.

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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 head of the department of surgery Dr Rajeev Sinha will head the committee. Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma said that state government will take action in the concerned matter only when he will get proper information about the incident. DG medical education Dr PK Gupta said that departmental proceedings would be initiated against the consultant doctor - Dr Praveen Saraogi - who was supposed to be on call in an emergency but failed to respond in time.

According to the medical college authorities, the CCTV footage would be reviewed to find out who was responsible for placing the severed leg as a pillow.

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, on Saturday.

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As per reports, the victim is a cleaner in a school bus and injured when the bus carrying children toppled to avoid collision with a tractor.

Amputated Man's Leg Used as a Pillow in India