Cleaning staff allegedly stitches wounds in Bengal hospital

July 12th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, July 12 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a sanitation staff of Kolkata’s government-run SSKM Hospital allegedly stitched the wounds of a patient Thursday. Authorities at the super-specialty hospital said they will probe the incident.

The group-D staff of the hospital allegedly stitched the wounds of Siddheswar Sardar, who had suffered a head injury and was brought to the hospital for treatment.

“The person did not put me under any anaesthesia. I suffered severe pain during the stitching,” Sardar alleged.

Commenting on the allegation, SSKM director Pradip Mitra said it should not have happened in normal situation.

“Some group-D staff members are trained for stitching wounds, mainly for emergency situations. But in normal situation, a group D staff should not have done this,” Mitra said.

He refused to comment further, saying: “A thorough probe is required.”

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