India suspends doctors, launches probe after patient's severed leg used as pillow


They also claimed that it was the doctors that put it there and they didn't give him a real pillow for another two hours. Earlier previous year, over 30 children had died in Gorakhpur's BRD Medical College and Hospital after oxygen supply was disrupted over non-payment of dues. "Strict action will be taken if our staff is found to be at fault", College principal Dr Sadhna Kaushik was quoted as saying by ANI.

According to the reports, the man, who was a cleaner in a school bus, lost his one leg and around half of the students got injured when a bus turned turtle in Lechura area on Saturday.

The shocking incident came to light after a local TV channel aired visuals of the victim's amputated leg being used as a pillow as he lay on a stretcher inside the casualty ward of the hospital.

Deputy Chief Minister of the state Dinesh Sharma that the action will be taken once the government receives proper information about the incident.

Administrators at the government-run hospital in Uttar Pradesh state vowed "strict action" after images emerged showing the patient on a stretcher with the amputated limb being used as a headrest.

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The conductor of the bus, Ghanshyam, 28 who was standing on the gate got trapped and his leg got severed.

Taking cognisance of the alleged incident, State Medical Education Minister Ashutosh Tandon late on Saturday night, directed the suspension of two doctors and two nurses with immediate effect on the ground of laxity in discharging their duty.

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

"When we reached the hospital, we saw his leg being used as a headrest". The doctor looked for something to raise his head.