The Knucklehead of the Day award
Today's winner is Ganpat Singh Verma. He gets the award for the following.
Lucknow, July 24 (IANS) A man running a maternity centre has been arrested in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh town after he teamed up with his daughter-in-law to perform a surgery that led to a woman losing her uterus.This is the second recent instance of an Indian doctor allowing someone unqualified to perform surgery. What gets into the head of these so called educated people?
According to a report lodged with the police, Lata, who was five months pregnant, was taken to a private maternity centre July 5 with acute abdominal pain.
While diagnosing that she was carrying a dead foetus, the centre's owner, Ganpat Singh Verma, advised her husband Dinesh Kumar that immediate removal of the foetus was necessary.
Verma reportedly got his daughter-in-law Mithilesh Verma, said to be a schoolteacher, to assist him in the surgery that left Lata bleeding profusely, Dinesh Kumar told the police.
'Realising that something had gone wrong, we rushed Lata to another private nursing home where it was discovered that her uterus had burst and its removal was therefore imminent,' Kumar was stated to have added in his report.
Aligarh District Magistrate Bhuvnesh Kumar said: 'It is a clear-cut case of cheating and negligence. We have arrested Verma not only for cheating but also for violating medical laws that do not permit surgery by anyone not duly qualified for the job.
'Even Verma, who is an Ayurvedic physician, could not furnish the requisite qualification to perform a gynaecological surgery, which makes him liable for committing a cognisable offence under medical laws.'
The police are also looking for Mithilesh, who is absconding.
Whatever the motive was, it wasn't the safe care of his patient, and that makes Ganpat Singh Verma today's Knucklehead of the Day.
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