In a case of negligence, ants were found crawling on the eye of a dead patient at a hospital in Madhya Pradesh's Shivpuri.
After the incident came to light, 5 doctors including a Civil Surgeon have been suspended.
Earlier, Chief Minister Kamal Nath took to Twitter and termed the incident "highly insensitive" and said that he has ordered a probe.
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The civil surgeon and four others have been suspended in this connection, state Health Minister Tulsi Silawat said.
"Chief Minister Kamal Nath and senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia expressed anger over the incident. I directed the officials concerned to suspend those responsible for the incident. This is serious negligence," Silawat said.
Shivpuri's chief medical and health officer Dr A L Sharma told PTI that after the initial inquiry, the civil surgeon, P K Khare, duty doctor Dinesh Rajput and three nurses have been suspended for alleged dereliction of duty.
The deceased has been identified as Balchandra Lodhi who was suffering from Tuberculosis. Lodhi was admitted to the Shivpuri district hospital on Tuesday morning.
After he died inside the hospital, the patients admitted to the same ward informed the medicos about it.
However, the staff neglected the dead body for hours despite receiving information at around 8.30 am about Lodhi's death.
The ants were removed from the eye of the deceased by his wife, Ramshri Lodhi, while he was lying dead on the hospital bed.
(With Agency Inputs)