- The doctor mistook the patient, Vijendra, for another patient - Virendra
- The patient could not "realise or object" as he was sedated for operation
- A procedure to correct the operation was performed on the patient later
"As the senior resident performed the procedure on the patient after putting him on anaesthesia, the patient could not realise or object to it," said Ajay Bahl, medical superintendent at the Sushruta Trauma Centre in Delhi's Civil Lines area.
Hospital authorities have said that when the negligence on the part of the doctor came to light, a procedure to correct the operation was performed on the patient.
Mr Bahl said that a hospital committee had found the doctor to be at fault.
He said the doctor has been barred from performing more surgeries without any form of supervision as well.
This is not the first time the Sushruta Trauma Centre has been sucked into controversy.
In 2012, four patients died at the hospital's Intensive Care Unit after it emerged that the oxygen supply had stopped. The then Delhi government had dismissed two doctors, suspended one doctor and transferred another after the incident.
(With Inputs From PTI And ANI)
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