JHANSI — In a shocking incident of medical negligence, a severed, bloodied foot of a man is used as a headrest to prop him up in the emergency ward of a government-run hospital in Jhansi.
The stomach-churning scene is not from a macabre Bollywood movie but seen in cellphone footage filmed at a large government hospital, Maharani Laxmi Bai Medical College, in Uttar Pradesh’s Jhansi district.
Doctors at a state-run medical college allegedly used the amputated foot of the patient as a headrest for the man because a pillow was not available, local media reported.
Who filmed the footage and when, is not yet clear. The footage was shot on Saturday morning.
The victim, was the cleaner of a school bus his leg in the accident and was sent to the Jhansi medical college after preliminary treatment at a local health centre.
After the case came to light, Medical College principal Sadhna Kaushik assured stern action against those who are found guilty, ANI reported.
“He was given immediate medical aid. The doctor looked for something to raise his head. Patient’s attendant used the leg for the same. We’ve set up a committee. Strict action will be taken if our staff is found to be at fault,” she added.
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.Follow @gorkhapost
India’s 700 year old banyan tree put on saline drip
HYDERABAD — The world’s second largest Banyan tree in Pillalamarri of Mahabubnagar district in Indian state of Telangana is on ‘saline drip’ now as part of the rejuvenation of the tree that is almost dying.
The 700-year-old ficus tree is now given treatment by injecting a diluted chemical to kill termite population that infested the tree.
The tree was spread across three acres and is believed to be the second biggest Banyan tree in the world,according to news agency ANI.
World’s second largest Banyan tree in Pillalamarri of Mahabubnagar district in Telangana is on saline drip as part of the rejuvenation of the tree that is almost dying.The tree is given treatment by injecting diluted chemical to kill termite population that infested it. pic.twitter.com/0ADu5jbAd2
— ANI (@ANI) April 18, 2018
One of its branches got infested by insects and is on saline drip as part of the rejuvenation. The tree is given treatment by injecting diluted chemical to kill termite population that infested it.
Termites had affected almost entire tree due to which parts of it are fallen, and it closed for tourists in December 2017.
District collector of Mahbubnagar inspected the tree and ordered forest officials to take care of it. They began the treatment of the tree with mixed chlorpyrifos(Pesticide) in saline bottle.
Forest officials are infusing the chemical solution drop by drop using saline bottles similar to a saline drip given to patients in the hospital as pumping of chemical into the stem failed. The solution was injected in the barks of the tree.Follow @gorkhapost