Kushinagar: Six healthcare workers have been fired after viral video showed a stray dog licking the blood of an injured person in the emergency room at Kushinagar District Hospital.
Kushinagar District Judge S. Raj Lingam issued the dismissal orders. He asked the chief physician and two medical officers for an explanation.
The District Judge also assigned an ADM ranked officer to review the incident and took action after the report was received.
Deputy Prime Minister Brajesh Pathak, who is also the state’s health minister, has ordered an investigation into the glaring oversight.
Health Ministry officials said a 25-year-old man, identified as Bittu, was injured in a traffic accident on the night of November 1 near a village under Kushinagar’s Jathan police station.
He was taken to the hospital emergency room.
A viral video showed a stray dog licking blood from its wounds.
“The incident tarnished the county’s image and as a result, the services of six health care workers were terminated,” the county judge said.
The chief physician Dr. SK Rai said the patient fell out of his bed while the staff on duty were talking to other patients.
Meanwhile, a stray dog snuck into the hospital’s emergency room and someone took a video of the entire incident and uploaded it to social media.