The hospital officials, however, denied that the amputated leg had been used as a pillow but added that a probe had been ordered into the reports to this effect. "We have set up a panel and strict action will be taken if our staff is found to be at fault", she said in a statement.
The 28-year-old victim Ghanshyam was brought to the hospital in critical condition after his bus met with an accident in Mauranipur.
Administrators at the government-run hospital in Uttar Pradesh state vowed "strict action" after images emerged showing the patient on a stretcher with the amputated limb being used as a headrest.
In another incident, the family of a 21-year-old man named Chintu Sah, were forced to carry his decomposed body in a plastic bag for nearly 2 km after a hospital in northeren Indian state of Bihar allegedly refused to provide them an ambulance to take the body to another hospiatl for an autopsy.
"Head of the Department of Surgery Dr Rajeev Sinha will head the committee and it will give its report in 48 hours".
However, Dr Sadhna Kaushik, principal of the medical college, blamed the patient's attendant for using the leg as a pillow. It serves many districts in Uttar Pradeshs backward Bundelkhand region.
While a few students suffered minor injuries, the bus cleaner Ghanshyam's left leg got severed.
State Medical Education Minister Ashutosh Tandon suspended emergency medical staff Dr Mahendra Pal Singh, senior resident Dr Alok Agarwal and two sisters on duty.
Twenty-five schoolchildren were also injured in the accident.
Conflicting claims were made by medical college hospital authorities in this regard.
His relatives alleged that doctors amputated his leg and then it was placed under his head as no pillow was available at the moment.