New Delhi, Sep 29: Patients who have come out of operation theatres of Delhi's government-run Safdarjang Hospital have been found sleeping on the floors, reports Mail Today, a Delhi tabloid.
A month ago, Rajkumar came to Delhi all the way from a remote Bihar village for the treatment of hernia.
From the operation theatre, instead of being transferred to the post-operative care Rajkumar was shifted straight to the ward, where he was made to lie on the floor because there was no bed to accommodate him.
The surgery took place a week ago. But there was no post-operative care, no monitoring and not even the comfort of a cramped hospital bed.
The 38- year-old lies in visible discomfort on a rough wooden plank with a thin mattress on it as he is waiting to be discharged.
Rajkumar was at least lucky enough to get some space on the floor. Many patients are refused admission because of the lack of beds.
Abu Hasan from Malka Ganj in Delhi was left to nurse his leg injuries - sustained after he fell from the second floor of a building -after first-aid.
Then, there are patients like Ram Prakash who are forced to hold the drip in their hands, says the Mail Today report.