Man with leg in plaster cast crawls to get medical aid in Patna hospital

  • Ajay Kumar, Hindustan Times, Muzaffarpur

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  • Updated: Aug 30, 2016 06:57 IST
The injured man, whose identity is still not known, was made to crawl around to seek medical aid. (HT Photo)

https://cm.g.doubleclick.net/push?client=ca-pub-6453680425766689With one of his legs in a plaster cast, he could barely walk. Yet, he was made to crawl from one place to another to seek medical aid, with the hospital administration and those present at the government health facility here remaining insensitive to his plight.

The man, whose identity is still not known, was found lying beside a railway track. On Thursday evening, he was brought to the Muzaffarpur Sadar Hospital in north Bihar by government railway police (GRP) personnel. He has been since referred to the ‘better equipped’ Shri Krishna Medical College Hospital (SKMCH) for treatment but wasn’t provided an ambulance to ferry him there.

Imran Alam, GRP station house officer, said, “He has neither disclosed his name nor his place of residence. Probably he is from another state and is having difficulty in following Hindi. We got him admitted at Sadar Hospital. He was allotted bed number 28 in the general ward.”

Civil surgeon Dr Lalitha Singh said the man was referred to SKMCH for better treatment. “An ambulance has been allotted to him. We have done whatever was possible. Our responsibility is now over,” she said, adding that the hospital administration was to be blamed for his plight.

Ambulance driver Sanjay Singh said the vehicle had been running short of diesel for the last four days. “How can I ferry him to SKMCH if the hospital administration does not provide fuel?” he questioned.

Despite many efforts, district magistrate Dharmendra Singh, who is also the chairperson of district health society, could not be reached for his comments

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