Sweeper turns 'surgeon' in Gujarat hospital, stitches patient’s wound in presence of doctor

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New Delhi:

In a shocking video, a sweeper is purportedly seen stitching a wound on the head of an accident victim at a government hospital in Bharuch town of Gujarat. The video of this incident has gone viral on social media, prompting authorities to order an inquiry into the case.

The video, recorded by the patient’s relative on August 19, showed the sweeper stitching the wound in presence of a woman doctor and nurses.

Resident Medical Officer of the state-run hospital, SR Patel, said that an inquiry into the incident had been ordered and a show cause notice has also been served to the lady doctor, who was giving instructions to the sweeper.

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“We have taken this matter seriously and ordered a probe into the incident. I have also issued show-cause notices to the doctor and all on-duty staff. They will have to furnish explanations within five days,” news agency PTI quoted the medical officer as saying.

#Gujarat: Video of a sweeper (man in white shirt) assisting in giving stitches to a patient in Bharuch Civil Hospital goes viral on social media. Resident medical officer SR Patel says,'we are investigating the case. Once it is done we will inform the higher authorities'(19.8.18) pic.twitter.com/FHIFwLQ8lu

— ANI (@ANI) August 20, 2018

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This was the second such incident that has taken place in the hospital in the last three months.

(With inputs from agencies)

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