Wardboy playing doctor suspended; CMS removed

Jul 12, 2012, 13:43 IST | Agencies

Amid shocking visuals of ward boys playing doctors in a Bulandshahar hospital, the Uttar Pradesh government today "removed" the Chief Medical Superintendent and suspended a ward boy of the government facility.

"The ward boy, who was putting stitches, has been suspended and the CMS has been removed," Health Minister Ahmad Hasan told reporters here. 

The CMS has been removed as he was present in the hospital and such a thing should had not have happened in his presence, he said.

"We want to assure people that a lot of improvement has taken place in health services. Best medicines would be provided and corrupt and incapable doctors will be terminated," Hasan said.

In shocking state of affairs in a government hospital in Bulandshahar, ward boys and sweepers were found performing medical procedures on patients.

Visuals showing a class IV employee of the Bulandshahar district hospital putting stitches on the wounds of an injured child and another one giving an injection to a patient were aired by TV channels.

But the hospital authorities maintained such staff was "trained" to carry out the procedures.

The UP government had on Tuesday ordered an inquiry, saying laxity will not be tolerated and stern action will be taken against the errant staff.

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