AMU orders probe into "inhumane" way of treating destitute patients at JN Medical College
Aligarh: The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has ordered an enquiry into a purported video showing a destitute patient lying on a hospital bed with his hands and feet tied up with ropes.
The video, which went viral on social media, showed the patient undergoing treatment at the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College hospital, a constituent medical college of the AMU.
The committee comprises Prof Shahid Siddiqui (Department of Radiology) and Prof Asif Ali (Department of Biochemistry). It has been asked to submit the report within 72 hours, he said.
"The patient Bhupinder, along with another injured person, were admitted in the emergency ward. Both are on the road to recovery and are showing marked improvement," Prof SC Sharma, principal of the medical college, said.
The patients were admitted to the hospital by a home guard from Hathras on March 28 at around 1 am. They were found lying near the railway tracks and were severely injured, he said.
The principal also said that the families of the injured arrived at the hospital and were satisfied with the treatment.