A day after the Uttar Pradesh government backed the Bulandshahr district hospital staff who allowed ward boys to administer injections and suture patients, the director general of family welfare began his inquiry into the matter.
On Wednesday, Dr Chiranjilal spoke to the hospital’s chief medical superintendent (CMS) Dr Shishir Kumar and examined the records of July 3, the day the incident occurred.
He also visited Saina Farida village in Khurja tehsil to meet the patients who were allegedly treated by the ward boys.
The CMS had defended the decision to use unskilled staff saying his priority was to provide immediate medical aid to the 29 accident victims who had come in.
He had also claimed that the ward boys had been acting as operation theatre attendants and had picked up the necessary skills.
Additional director (health) Dr Vinod Kumar almost gave a clean chit to the CMS, raising an outcry across the country.
“The inquiry is underway and one can comment only after we have got hold of the facts,” said Chiranjilal.