UP: Unconscious patient remains locked inside healthcare centre, staff suspended
The staff of a state-run community centre in Muzaffarnagar on Friday shut the gates of the medical facility and left for home, unaware of the fact that an unconscious patient was inside. The incident occurred at Faloda village in Purkazi block.
Sonia, 30, was taken to the centre for treatment on Friday.
The staff and doctor left the centre in the afternoon, while the woman was still lying unconscious on a bed in the patients' room.
The woman regained consciousness a few hours later and found herself locked inside the centre, following which, she shouted for help. Soon after her cries were heard by the locals, officials were informed about the matter and they rushed to the spot and took her out.
Following the incident, Group D staff was suspended and four other officials, including Chief Pharmacist Praveen Kumar and Medical Officer Dr Mohit Kumar, were transferred, Chief Medical Officer Dr PS Mishra said while speaking to ANI.
Sonia demanded strict action against the healthcare authorities stating none of the hospitals were taking care of patients.
"We regret that our patient had to suffer such a problem. We will ensure that no such incident takes place in the future," Dr Mohit said.