Sweepers, ward boys treat patients at UP hospital
A shocking incident of a sweeper giving stitches to patients at a hospital in Uttar Pradesh has come to light.
Bulandshahr: A shocking incident of a sweeper giving stitches to patients at a hospital in Uttar Pradesh has come to light.
The incident happened at the Babu Banarsi Das District hospital in Bulandshahr where a sweeper was videographed while giving a young child stitches on his leg.
A ward boy, on the other hand, was seen administering tetanus shots to another patient.
Hospital authorities denied they were sweepers but added they were Operation Theatre (OT) attendants and were pitching in as there were too many patients at the hospital following an accident.
Chief Medical Officer SHS Danu had this response, "Sometimes there is a situation when there is nobody to attend to patients, so they sometimes help with the distribution of medicines."
Danu added that the ward boy seen in the video is trained and has been assisting in OT for over 10 years. He was working under my supervision, the CMO added.
When the matter led to furore, state Health Minister Ahmed Hasan justified it by saying that there was a rush of patients at the hospital and not enough doctors were there. "We will have this probed to rule out whether those being shown in the news are wardboys or sweepers," he said.
The hospital has 23 trained doctors on its rolls.
Meanwhile, the state Additional Health Director today conducted surprise searches at the hospital after the expose.