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UP: Ward boy playing doctor suspended; official removed

July 12, 2012 13:56 IST

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

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

The CMS has been removed as 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 the Bulandshahar hospital, 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 that such staff members were "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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