Administrators at the government-run hospital in Uttar Pradesh state vowed "strict action" after images emerged showing the patient on a stretcher with the amputated limb being used as a headrest.
This is the shocking moment a man used his own left FOOT as a pillow after it was amputated following a bus crash.
Taking cognisance of the incident, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had announced a probe even as he announced a compensation of Rs 2,00,000 for the patient whose amputated leg was used as a pillow.
India Today reported that two doctors and two nurses were suspended over the incident.
Ghanshyam was working as a helper on a school bus when it overturned while trying to avoid colliding with a tractor in the village of Bamouri, 34 miles from the hospital.
Chief Medical Superintendent, Harish Chandra Arya, said: "It is not yet clear who chose to use the amputated leg to rest Ghanshyam's head".
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Outgoing Tripura chief minister Manik Sarkar of CPI (M) also attended the event. He even had a conversation with former Tripura Chief Minister, Manik Sarkar .
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"When we reached the hospital, we saw his leg being used as a headrest", Janaki Prasad said.
According to the medical college authorities, the CCTV footage would be reviewed to find out who was responsible for placing the severed leg as a pillow.
"Also, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has been asked to submit a report, as to whether any instructions or guidelines on the subject have been issued to the doctors and hospitals, along with status of mechanism to monitor their implementation, across the country", the NHRC said in a statement.
Medical negligence is not uncommon in government run hospitals as these do not have proper equipment or face staffing and hygiene issues.
The cleaner was immediately rushed to the Jhansi medical college hospital where the doctors amputated his leg to prevent the infection from spreading, reports said.