Amputated leg used as pillow: Life, dignity go cheap in Indian hospitals

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Amputated leg used as pillow: Life, dignity go cheap in Indian hospitals

While some officials said that the 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.

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. After the accident, he was later shifted to the medical hospital. "Strict action will be taken if our staff is found to be at fault", she said, adding, "It appears to be a case of mischief".

The UP government has ordered a probe into the incident.

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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.

Visuals of the man which were aired on local channels showed him lying on a stretcher with bandages around the leg.

In another incident, the family of a 21-year-old man named Chintu Sah, were forced to carry his decomposed body in a plastic bag for nearly 2 km after a hospital in northeren Indian state of Bihar allegedly refused to provide them an ambulance to take the body to another hospiatl for an autopsy.

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Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday directed principal secretary, medical education, to submit a detailed report in the Jhansi incident in which a school bus conductor was made to lie on a stretcher with his severed limb placed under his head.

The incident occurred in Jhansi Medical College which serves several districts in the Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh.

Relative Janaki Prasad said: 'When we reached the hospital, we saw his leg being used as a headrest.

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A government spokesperson said the staff who have been suspended are Dr Alok Agarwal (senior resident - orthopaedics), Dr Mahendra Pal Singh (emergency medical officer), sister in-charge Deepa Narang and Shashi Srivastava, a nurse.

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