Madhya Pradesh: A mentally ill man took charge in the doctor’s absence, prescribed medicines to more than 20 patients at a district hospital in Chhatarpur in Madhya Pradesh. By the time, the hospital authority got to know about the man treating patients, he had already prescribed medicines to more than a dozen people. The hospital was on alert right after knowing about the incident.
The incident took place on Monday when there was a number of patients in Chhatarpur’s district hospital and all of the doctors were busy in treating the patients at the outpatient department (OPD).
At that time the chamber number 20 was filled with a long queue of patients and the man had entered the chamber where Doctor Himanshu was away on duty. The patients started thinking that the man sitting on the doctor’s seat was actually a doctor.
The man pretended to be the Doctor of AIMS Hospital named Doctor Veer Bahadur and he even prescribed them medicines.
The matter came to light when some patients went to buy the medicines prescribed by the mentally challenged man. Anup Shukla who was at the medical store of the hospital suspected that something was wrong. The prescribed medicines were not only different from the ones available at the hospital but also wrong.
Shukla reached chamber number 20 only to find out that the mentally challenged man who was claiming to be a doctor was examining patients.
When the mentally challenged man was asked about why he treated the patients, he said that the other patients were facing inconvenience and the Doctor was not available at the moment so he came to the conclusion to treat them.