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BHU docs face probe for conducting dental surgery in flashlight | Varanasi News

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Varanasi: A team of doctors and paramedical staff of dental department of SSL hospital of Banaras Hindu University conducted a surgery during powercut by using the flashlight of mobile phones on Monday and landed in trouble for doing so despite prior notification of power shutdown.
The members of the team in the OT clicked photographs and video of the surgery and posted them on social media and ended inviting action as they went viral soon.
Taking serious note of the incident, the university administration constituted a team to probe the matter after serving notices to each person present in the OT at the time of surgery, said Prof Vinay Kumar Srivastava, dean of dental science faculty, Institute of Medical Science-BHU, which has been given the status of AIIMS-like institution, on Tuesday.
A photo showing doctors conducting dental surgery in flashlight of mobile phones of two assistants went viral on social media.
The dental science faculty staff said the surgery of the patient had been scheduled for the day earlier and started following opening of the OT at 10am on Monday. After some time, powercut took place and alternative light arrangements did not function. Since the doctors had started surgery, the supporting staff switched on the flashlights of their mobile phones to complete the surgery.
When contacted dean on Tuesday he said, “The notification for powercut in the surgical wing for some maintenance and other works had been issued 15 days ago. Despite issuance of this notification, the OT was opened for surgeries. And, instead of informing me, photos were circulated in social media.”
“It is a serious lapse,” said Srivastava, adding, each member present in the OT has been served notice and a team has been constituted for thorough investigation of the episode. Action would be taken as per the report of the committee, he added.

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