Ranchi: In a case of medical idiocy, two young men from Jharkhand’s Chatra district were prescribed pregnancy tests by a doctor after they had complained of stomach pain. The bizarre incident took place at a government hospital in Simaria on October 1.
Dr Mukesh Kumar, who is currently serving at the hospital, checked the two men who had complained of intense stomach pain and prescribed pregnancy tests. If that is not shocking enough, the doctor also prescribed other tests like - HIV, HBA, HCV, CBC, HH-2.
The two men, identified as 22-year-old Gopal Ganjhu and 26-year-old Kameshwar Ganjhu, were asked to undergo an ANC test. But when Gopal and Kameshwar visited the hospital’s pathological lab for the test, they were told by the attending doctor that ANC test is done on women to check pregnancy.
Following the incident, the two men narrated the incident to their fellow villagers and also registered a complaint against the doctor to Arun Kumar Paswan, the civil surgeon of Chatra district.
When questioned about the claim by Gopal and Kameshwar, Dr Kumar denied having prescribed ANC tests and said a conspiracy was hatched to defame him. "This is not true. This is an effort to defame me. Those tests could have been added by overwriting,” said Dr Mukesh.
A probe was ordered into the matter after it became a subject of interest in Chatra and on social media.
However, this is not the only case of medical idiocy from Jharkhand in recent times. Back in August, a government doctor from the state prescribed condom to a woman when she told him about her stomach pain.
The incident was reported from the Ghatshila sub-division hospital in East Singhbhum district of the state. As confirmed by the East Singhbhum civil surgeon, the accused doctor was sacked from the hospital.