Bihar: Fake Doctor Treats Broken Arm, 10-year-old Faces Amputation Threat
Neha Kumari, a 10-year-old resident of Raiyam village in Bihar’s Darbhanga district, now has to undergo an arm amputation due to the negligence of a self-proclaimed medical practitioner, who treated her broken arm. Neha had fractured her left arm on August 2 while playing. She was immediately rushed to a local X-ray clinic, where Upendra Kumar Singh, the clinic in-charge, prescribed drugs and plastered her hand. Two days later, Neha developed the infection and swelling, for which Singh prescribed another set of drugs. When the infection didn’t subside, Singh requested her family to visit Darbhanga Medical College & Hospital (DMCH), which further recommended Patna Medical College & Hospital (PMCH). The Doctors at PMCH stated that the girl's arm has to be amputated due to infection. After the incident, the family approached the Raiyam police station to file a case against Singh but they were questioned by the station inspector and asked why they hadn’t approached before. Reportedly, the aggrieved father's complaint was not registered.