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Fortis Hospital dismisses five staffers following botched up operation

India Blooms News Service | | 23 Jun 2016, 12:56 pm
New Delhi, Jun 23 (IBNS): A chartered accountant was in for a rude shock when he discovered that the doctors have operated the wrong foot, instead of the injured one, in Shalimar Bagh's Fortis hospital, reports said.

The botched up operation resulted in the exit of  five staffers involved in the operation.

An FIR was lodged by the distressed patient's father in Ashok Vihar Police station under criminal negligence and apathy.

Ravi Rai, the patient injured his right ankle after slipping down the stairs and upon an examination doctors decided to operate, reports said. The real horror came when the doctors went ahead with the procedure and operated the left ankle instead of the injured right one.

Hindustan Times quoted the patient's father Ram Karan as saying, "He had fractured an ankle joint, and needed screws to hold it in place. But when they brought him out of surgery, we noticed they had operated on his left leg. His right leg was untouched."

The patient's old man also stated that the hospital authorities paid little heed to his complaints and told him it wasn't a big issue.

"When we questioned the doctors, they said there was no problem… they would simply perform another surgery to remove the screws from the left ankle and put them in the right one," he added. 

The patient has been moved to another hospital, where he will undergo the operation.

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