Doctor thrashed over alleged medical negligence

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Balugaon: Tension prevailed at Banapur hospital in Khurda district on Sunday after a man, subjected to electrocution was declared dead by the doctor. The deceased’s kin allegedly thrashed the doctor accusing him of medical negligence.

The patient, who hailed from Khuntapalli village was taken to Banapur hospital by his family members after he was electrocuted at the village. However, the doctor-in-charge pronounced him ‘dead upon arrival’.

The deceased’s family claimed him to be alive and insisted the doctor, to refer the patient to another hospital. But, when the doctor denied referring a dead patient to another hospital, he was thrashed up by the irate family members of the deceased.

Later, the doctor lodged a complaint with Banapur police, after which police reached the hospital in order to avoid more ruckus.

According to sources, the body has been sent to AIIMS hospital for postmortem and a probe into this incident is underway.

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