Bhubaneswar, Feb 10 (LocalWire): A Dalit woman in a backward district of Odisha has complained that her right leg was operated instead of the left at a sub-divisional hospital.
Mita Rani Jena of Khabil village in Keonjhar district, 220 km north of Bhubaneswar had gone to the Anandpur Sub-divisional hospital for treatment of a wound and pain on her left leg recently.
After checking the patient’s condition, the doctor at the hospital instructed the medical staff to dress the wound.
The concerned doctor advised her to undergo operation due to a wound on the particular leg.
However, the doctor performed the surgery on the right leg. After the doctor realised about the blunder, he operated on the left leg.
Ordeal of the woman began after the operation as it has left her completely immobile.
District collector of Keonjar, Ashish Thakre has ordered a probe into the goof up.
The hospital authorities have, however, refused to comment on the matter.