New Delhi: In what could be termed as the poor healthcare condition in the backward regions of the country, a sweeper and a ward boy were seen performing surgical procedures on a 10-year-old child in a government hospital of Uttar Pradesh.

The shocking incident has come into light in Babu Banarsi Das District hospital in one of Uttar Pradesh's most backward regions of Bulandshahr where a sweeper was videographed giving a young child stitches on his leg and a ward boy, on the other hand, was seen administering tetanus shots to another patient.

When asked about the appalling exposure, the hospital authorities denied they were sweepers but added they were Operation Theatre (OT) attendants and were operating the patients as there were too many patients at the hospital following an accident.

Notably, the hospital has 23 trained doctors on its rolls.

“The person seen in the video is not a sweeper but a ward boy who is trained and has been assisting in OT for over 10 years,” Chief Medical Officer SHS Danu said, adding, “ He was working under my supervision as I and other doctors were also present at that time but the clippings doesn’t feature us.”

Meanwhile, an inquiry team headed by VK Sharma Additional Director (Meerut Zone) has reached the hospital to take stock of the matter.

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