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Worker index finger crushed but was given only 1 day medical leave

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Mr Anbazhaga 57 years old from India working as a shipyard worker had his right index finger crushed by some falling metal when he was at work.

His fingertip had to be amputated. But an orthopaedic practice at a well-known private hospital gave Mr Anbazhaga only one day of medical leave and three months of light duties.

His boss never even reported the injury or any light duties were given and he soon found himself on a special pass, unable to work. He has now engaged a lawyer to pursue injury compensation.

The issue of errant doctors not giving injured workers enough medical leave has come under the spotlight again, after the top court said it would come down hard on such offenders in judgment grounds released last Wednesday.

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