UP`s State health minister Ahmed Hasan has ordered an investigation into allegations that unskilled fourth class staff were perfoming the duties of a doctor and surgeon in the district hospital of Bulandshar in the state.
A news channel in the country brought to light the grave violation of the medical code of conduct at the hospital. Following the expose by the media, top officials from the state government visit the hospital and now an investigation has been ordered.
It was found that sweepers of the hospital were performing duties such as stitching wounds and ward boys were administering injections to the patients. Patients said that such incidents were normal at the hospital.
Normally a surgeon stitch wounds and injection should be administered by a trained nurse, however the abnormalities were routine at the hospital. It was also revealed at the gross violations were happening under the supervision of the chief medical superintendent of the hospital.
District chief medical officer SHS Danu admitted that the help of the fourth class staff is taken for the distribution of medicines at the hospitals. The hospital employs 23 doctors but none were at the scheme while the media report investigations was taking place.
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