Stray Dog Carrying Severed Hand Causes Panic in Lucknow Hospital – News18

The image went viral on social media.

The image went viral on social media.

Soon after the picture of the dog with hand in the mouth went viral on social media, the hospital management swung into action and chased away the dog

Patients, attendants and hospital staff of Lucknow’s King George Medical University (KGMU) were in for a shock as they spotted a stray dog roaming around with a severed human hand in the mouth. Surprisingly, despite being informed, no attempts were made by the hospital staff to hush away the stray dog or to snatch the limb from the dog’s mouth.

The scene, which highlights the sheer negligence of the hospital staff, came to the fore on Friday afternoon. “It was a shocking scene, not everybody was comfortable with it, some people ran at a distance, while others started clicking pictures of the dog. It caused panic,” said Pramod Gupta, an attendant who was first to spot the dog. Gupta visited the hospital along with his ailing mother for the routine check-up.

Bystanders informed the management about the dog, however as no one from the management intervened, they mustered courage to hush away the dog, which ran leaving the limb on the floor.

However, after almost half an hour when none of the hospital management staff came to remove the limb, the dog came again and started feeding on it, said witnesses. Soon after the picture of the dog with hand in the mouth went viral on social media, the hospital management swung into action and chased away the dog.

According to the hospital, the limb belonged to one Sumit Kumar, who is a resident of Hardoi District, whose hand got severed after coming in contact with a wood cutting machine. “The patient tied the hand with the stretcher while consulting the doctor about reattaching the amputated limb. As the limb was in a bad state, the doctors told the patient that reattaching is not possible. The patient somehow left the limb tied with the stretcher itself, which the dog took away,” said Dr Sudhir Singh, spokesperson KGMU, which ordered a probe into the matter.