Writer Taslima Nasreen has accused a hospital in India of committing a “medical crime” by providing the wrong treatment to her after she reportedly broke a bone in her leg, bdnews24.com reports.
The India-based feminist activist, who is also a physician by training, claimed that doctors at the hospital conducted a total hip replacement surgery on her even though the X-ray report did not reveal any fracture in her femur.
“I came to a city private hospital to treat my knee pain after I fell on my knee. I never had any joint pain or any joint disease. But my total hip replacement was done,” the writer tweeted on Thursday.
“I became a big victim of medical crime. I was a healthy and fit person. In the name of treating my knee strain, they cut the parts of my healthy body off; my healthy hip joint, my femur were thrown away and a metal was put inside me. They have made me permanently handicapped."
Earlier in a Facebook post, Taslima said her doctor imposed several restrictions, which included avoiding sitting in a normal chair, carrying heavy things, slouching and sitting cross-legged.
“Why am I given such a handicapped life! Is this why I spent hundreds of thousands in a private hospital to get treatment!” the writer lamented.