Remember the incident when doctors left a towel in a woman’s belly after an operation or when a 7-year-old boy who came in for nose surgery got a hernia operation? If you thought those were the only cases of medical negligence then an incident that happened in Bihar will leave you frustrated and disappointed.
Seven-year-old Faizan broke his left arm after falling from a tree. Injured Faizan was taken to Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) to seek medical attention. But in spite of treating his fractured left arm, the expert doctors plastered his right.
Bihar: A boy, Faizan's right hand was plastered at Darbhanga Medical College & Hospital (DMCH) instead of his left hand which has a fracture. His mother says,"this is utter negligence. We were not even provided a single tablet by hospital. Investigation should be done." (June 25) pic.twitter.com/Xu6j6KJ9Ld
— ANI (@ANI) June 26, 2019
India Today reported that when the doctor was casting the plaster on Faizan’s arm, he tried to tell him that he was treating the wrong arm, but the doctor ignored anything that he said. Even the prescription by a doctor said that it was the boy’s left arm that was fractured.
“This is utter negligence. We were not even provided with a single tablet by the hospital. An investigation should be done,” Faizan’s mother said.
Twitter was shook and vehemently protested the medical negligence:
The so called doctor must have been high on something.
— Nitin N. Wadhwa (@nnw_) June 26, 2019
— 9Grooves (@CodeNameND) June 26, 2019
Doctor or sweeper of the hospital.. Reckless.. Should canceled his certificate and immediately sent him in the jail.."paisa de kar certificate liya".
— Pawan Singh (@PawsnSingh) June 26, 2019
Doctor KABIR SINGH tha k😂😂
— MD NAYAB ALAM (@MDNAYABALAM3) June 26, 2019
Frightful days ahead. Time to do more on the selection of students to medical courses.
— Priya (@priyathomas) June 27, 2019
This is how people lost faith in doctors and started thrashing them who are doing wrong. There are many doctors who are considered equal to God as well.
We can't blame government, it is individual mindset .
— #TOBEAGRI (@vinoth0509) June 26, 2019
After Faizan’s family complained to the hospital authorities, the superintendent of the hospital saw the child and admitted the mistake. ‘He took full responsibility for the incident and sought clarification from every person involved.’
Dr Raj Ranjan Prasad, Superintendent: Health Minister has asked me to investigate the matter and seek clarification from the concerned team regarding this negligence. I condemn this incident&I am trying to fix the issue. People involved in the incident will be punished. (June 25) pic.twitter.com/xxx8uFT42c
— ANI (@ANI) June 26, 2019
It is sad that due to some negligent medical professionals the entire fraternity gets slammed.
Why do you think so many stray incidents of medical negligence occur in India? Tell us in the comment section.