Another incident of ward boys turning doctors in UP

Last Updated: Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 17:24

Meerut: After Bulandshahr and Ballia, yet another incident reflecting the dismal state of Uttar Pradesh`s healthcare has come to light with under trained staff carrying out postmortem in a hospital here.

According to local reports, one of the postmortems was carried out in the open allegedly by class IV employees.

Chief Medical Officer Subodh Kumar Tiwari insisted that doctors have always been present during all postmortems. He, however, said that a probe would be ordered to check whether class IV employees were indeed involved.

He dismissed making much about postmortem being carried out in the open, saying there are times when autopsies of extremely decayed bodies need to be done in daylight.
An under trained pharmacist and a sweeper were shown by TV channels administering injections and stitching wounds in the emergency ward of the district hospital in Ballia. While in Bulandshahr, a class IV employee was found carrying out stitches on the wounds of an injured child and another one giving an injection to a patient.
PTI



First Published: Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 17:24

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