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Rights body issues notice to Bihar govt over burn patient thrown into garbage dump

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PATNA: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has served notice on the Bihar government over media reports that a patient admitted to the burns ward of a government hospital was allegedly thrown out at place where the garbage is dumped.

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“The incident amounts to human rights violation of the patient. The right to health and proper medical care is one of the basic human rights,” the commission observed.

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The incident had taken place in the weekend in the Sadar hospital, Hajipur in Vaishali district where the patient was found having been dumped at the garbage.

The story hit the headlines after the local media published the photograph of the partly-dressed youth lying amid garbage in an unconscious state in the chilly cold.

The hospital administration later ordered an investigation into the matter.

Bihar opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav hit out at the government over the prevailing state of affairs at the government hospitals and questioned the sensitivity of the people in power.

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