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Patient Alleged Fortis Hospital Operated His Left Leg Instead of Right

Delhi’s top hospital operated man’s left leg instead of right. Victim alleged that Doctors at Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, Delhi, operated on the wrong leg of a 24-year-old man, Ravi Rai, instead of the injured one. The incident took place on Monday, reports ibtimes.

According to Daily Mail, Fortis hospital in Shalimar Bagh admitted 24-year old Ravi after his fall and while surgery was recommended to fix the bones, a temporary cast was put on the injured leg while the family made insurance arrangements.

The doctors who operated on Ravi’s earlier conducted CT-scan and X-ray, which clearly showed the injury in his right leg. However, the same doctors conducted the surgery on his left leg, IBNlive reported.


Patient Alleged Fortis Hospital Operated His Left Leg Instead of Right
“After the doctors analysed the condition of our son, they suggested surgery on the injured right leg. We agreed to it as it was important according to them. However, we were shocked to know that instead of performing surgery on the injured leg they operated on the other leg,” the patient’s father, who did not wished to be named, told IANS.

Ravi Rai told the doctors after the surgery that they had operated on the wrong leg, to which the doctors didn’t respond. He then informed his parents, who took up the issue with the hospital authorities, after which the family reported the matter to the police. 

The police registered an FIR against the doctors under IPC Sections 346, 338 and 34, which deal with wrongful confinement, causing grievous hurt, and endangering the lives or personal safety of others. 

The hospital when contacted, admitted to the mistake, and said: “Patient’s safety is of paramount importance to us. We are deeply concerned and are looking into the matter and will take appropriate action as deemed necessary.” via – ndtv.

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