Body left unattended outside Bahraich District Hospital, UP Health Minister orders probe
Bahraich: Taking cognisance of a video of a body left outside the Bahraich district hospital amid rain, Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Brajesh Pathak on Sunday sought a report from the medical facility's authorities. The district hospital is attached to the Maharaja Suheldev Medical College here.Also Read:Delhi: Court orders FIR against North-Delhi hospital in Medical Negligence caseIn...
Bahraich: Taking cognisance of a video of a body left outside the Bahraich district hospital amid rain, Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Brajesh Pathak on Sunday sought a report from the medical facility's authorities.
The district hospital is attached to the Maharaja Suheldev Medical College here.
In the video, it can be seen that the body of a youth is kept outside the emergency ward amid rain, and animals moving near it.
In a tweet in Hindi, Pathak, who is also deputy chief minister, said, "Taking cognisance of the case of a body getting wet in rain and animals roaming around in Maharaj Suheldev Medical College, Bahraich, I have asked the principal of Maharaj Suheldev Medical College, Bahraich, to submit an explanation regarding the said case." "Orders have been given to send the report within four days," he said.
When contacted, Dr. AK Sahni, the principal of the medical college told PTI, that the "initial probe suggests that the video which went viral is of May 4, when there was a sudden rainfall in the night." "On that day, some policemen had left a body on the stretcher outside the emergency ward, so that it could be taken to the mortuary," he said.
Sahni said that there are animal catcher mechanisms in the hospital, yet a cow was seen in the video.
"A clarification has been sought from the hospital management, doctors present at the emergency ward, staff and security guard as under which circumstances the body was not taken care of," he said, and added that officials found guilty in the probe will be punished.
Medical Dialogues team had earlier published that the Uttar Pradesh's Bansdih MLA Ketki Singh has been seen in a video scolding government doctors over the death of a child due to the alleged lack of treatment for snakebite.
A Nishad Party leader who was elected on the BJP symbol, Singh is seen scolding doctors at a community health centre in her constituency and asking its chief medical officer to get the nine-year-old girl's death probed.