J. Balaji

NEW DELHI: The National Human Rights Commission has asked the Superintendent of the Government-run Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital here in the Capital to file a factual report, within four weeks, on alleged negligence in treating a woman patient who ended up with a needle pierced in her leg after an accidental fall.

The Commission gave this direction taking suo motu cognisance of the case based on a newspaper report.

According to the report, Sahana, owner of a boutique in East Delhi, was rushed to LNJP Hospital on March 20 immediately after the unfortunate mishap but the doctors did not bother to take an x-ray and find out the needle that had pierced her bone.

Shooed away

Instead they made the victim visit the hospital frequently without properly diagnosing the reason for the continuous pain in the leg.

They shooed away the patient giving some pain-killers.

Finally it was a non-government organisation which came to her rescue and arranged for her operation at a private hospital. The National Human Rights Commission felt that the issue involved a serious violation of human rights and decided to call for the factual report from the hospital authorities.