NEW DELHI, Dec 24 (Bernama) -- A pneumonia patient is alleged to have bled
to death after rats nibbled off his penis in a government-run hospital in
Kolkata, reported local media.
The horrific incident happened at the SSKM Hospital on Friday where Arun
Sandhukh, 53, was seeking treatment for pneumonia, reported the Asian Age
The hospital authorities admitted the prevalent of rat menace in the wards
but did not comment further.
"No nurse was found at the scene and he was writhing in pain. His penis had
been nibbled by rats," the victim''s relative only known as Bishwanath told the
Only family members who came to visit Arun discovered him dead in a pool of
blood, said the news report.
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Medical mishaps in poorly-equipped and overcrowded hospitals in Kolkata,
West Bengal''s capital, hogged media attention in recent weeks.
Last Saturday, an inebriated hospital cleaner, at the Calcutta Medical
College, was reported to have pulled off the oxygen mask of a three-week old
baby that led to her death.
In another appalling tragedy in a private hospital in Kolkata, over 90
people, mostly patients suffocated to death, after fire swept through the
building in the early hours of Dec 9.
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