peon stitching wound of patient
peon stitching wound of patient

Haryana hospital peon stitches patient's wound

ANI | Updated: Nov 14, 2018 12:57 IST

Rohtak (Haryana) [India], Nov 14 (ANI): In a shocking incident of gross medical negligence, a fourth-grade employee was caught on camera stitching a patient's wound at Rohtak Civil Hospital. The incident took place on November 10.
Sharing details of the incident, the patient said, "I went to the hospital. The doctor checked me once and did not come to see me after that. I wasn't offered any painkiller and I was continuously bleeding. Thereafter, a fourth-class employee, a peon, came and started stitching the wound. The doctor was also sitting nearby. I am not sure how well the wound has been stitched since it is still painful. When I consulted another doctor, I was told that the stitches are not right, and he again bandaged me."
On November 12, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, when asked about the incident, said that his "government has almost doubled the seats of MBBS admissions to tackle the problem of doctors shortage."
"Some incidents do get reported and we take immediate action. We are increasing the numbers of medical colleges. There is a requirement for more doctors. When we came to power in the state in 2014, a total number of 7,500 MBBS admissions took place. The number has doubled to 14,500 this year. However, it takes five to seven years for an individual to become a doctor, so as we get more doctors these difficulties will be resolved. As of now, our situation is better than many states," Khattar had said.
In August this year, a similar incident was reported in Gujarat's Baruch Civil Hospital where a sweeper stitched the wounds of a patient. (ANI)