The Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) is investigating an alleged case where an elderly woman had her fingers amputated after being given a wrong injection. The incident has surfaced on social media and provoked public outrage.

According to a statement released by the hospital, the hospital’s committee on such cases is investigating whether the patient was treated in accordance with clinical protocols. The committee’s findings will be shared with the relevant authorities, the statement added.

A social media post bringing the case to light, alleges that the patient, an 85-year-old woman, was admitted to the hospital and had to undergo the amputation of her fingers due to an injection error.

It was learned later that the woman passed away on Tuesday while undergoing treatment. Photos circulating on social media showed all but the thumb of her hand cut and sewn.

Medical documents revealed that the patient was diagnosed with sepsis, a life-threatening condition caused by infections from various sources. The patient had also tested positive for COVID-19.

The incident has sparked concerns over the safety and quality of healthcare services in the country.