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Height of negligence: Bihar boy fractures left arm, doctors cast plaster on the right!

The incident took place at Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital


PATNA: A seven-year-old boy received the biggest setback of his life when the doctors at a government hospital in Bihar plastered his right hand while his left hand had been fractured.

Faizan, a resident of Hanuman Nagar locality in Darbhanga district, fractured his hand when he fell off a mango tree earlier this week.

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An X-ray test conducted later confirmed that he had fractured his left arm but when he was rushed to the Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) for his treatment, the doctors cast plaster on his wrong hand.

“I kept on telling the doctors that they were putting the plaster on my wrong hand but they didn’t listen to me,” Faizan told the media on Wednesday.

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The Bihar health minister while taking the matter seriously has ordered an investigation.

“I have been asked by the health minister to conduct the probe. People involved in the act will be punished,” DMCH superintendent Dr Raj Ranjan Prasad told the media today.

Bihar is already in the news for all the wrong reasons. The Bihar heath system is under fire for the death of more 170 children from suspected encephalitis.

Although 20 districts are said to be affected from suspected encephalitis, most of the deaths have been reported from Muzaffarpur district.

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