An investigation is underway after shocking pictures emerged showing a man using his own foot that was amputated as a pillow following his surgery.
Authorities at Maharani Laxmibai Medical College in Jhansi India are trying to get to the bottom of why doctors used the 25-year-old patient’s foot as a pillow for his head.
Ghanshyam Singh, a school employee, was severely injured during a school bus accident that injured another 25 school children.
The patient’s brother-in-law told added that he was rushed to a hospital 33 miles from the accident site, where doctors amputated his leg and then placed it under his head as a pillow.
“When we reached the hospital, we saw his foot being used as a headrest,” Janaki Prasad said.
“I repeatedly asked the doctors to intervene but they refused. Finally, after about two hours, I managed to get a pillow for him from the market and that’s when the leg was removed.”
The Medical Education Ministry has suspended the emergency medical officer, senior resident and two nurses involved in the case. The government is also investigating the hospital involved.
Ghanshyam was transferred to a private hospital by his family following the incident.
Take a look at the pictures from the hospital below. (Graphic)