PATIENT DIES AFTER RATS CHEW OFF PENIS IN WARD

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

newspaper.

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

media.

Only family members who came to visit Arun discovered him dead in a pool of

blood, said the news report.

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RAT-PENIS (LAST) DELHI

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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