A senior doctor at a Delhi government-run hospital, a dedicated facility for providing critical trauma services, wrongly performed a procedure on the leg of a patient who was admitted there with a head injury.
The negligence happened as the doctor, a senior resident at Sushruta Trauma Center in Civil Lines, mistook the patient with a head injury for another patient admitted with a fractured leg.
On Thursday, the doctor made a hole in the patient’s right leg to put a pin inside. The patient was admitted to the hospital with injuries on his head and face following an accident. After the negligence was brought to the attention of the authorities, a corrective procedure was done on the patient.
The doctor has been barred from conducting surgeries without supervision after a hospital panel found him at fault.