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Patient suffers serious injuries as operating tables cracks during surgery


PATNA: A premier government hospital in Bihar has come under fire again after a female patient suffered serious  injuries as the traction table collapsed right when she was being operated on. A doctor engaged in the operation too broke his finger in the incident, reports said.

The bizarre incident took place in the orthopaedic ward of the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) early this week but was reported in the media only today.

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As per reports, Ansari Khatoon who was suffering from spinal problems was brought to the operation theatre on Monday for surgery and asked to change her body position when the traction table suddenly broke apart in the middle. As a result of which the patient fell down on the ground and suffered serious injuries.

Reports said Dr BN Charturvedi, a junior resident doctor at the hospital who was conducting the operation, too broke one of his fingers in his left hand and also suffered wounds in his leg, prompting him to instantly stop the operation.

Dr Charturvedi has reported the matter to his seniors and intimated them about the prevailing state of affairs in the hospital. “The traction table has collapsed within a year of its purchase,” the doctor has reportedly said in his written complaint with the hospital superintendent.

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