Pregnant woman’s death sparks tension in Rourkela

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Rourkela: Tension erupted at Rourkela government hospital following the death of a pregnant woman due to alleged medical negligence on Saturday night.

The deceased was identified as Bhama Krishna of Malgodown slum area.

According to sources, Bhama was admitted to the hospital at around 11.30 pm yesterday after she complained of labour pain. A writhing in pain for a few minutes, she died. The husband of the deceased woman alleged that there was a delay in the treatment of his wife as the doctor on duty had gone to sleep.

Following the death of the woman, her family members created a ruckus on the hospital premises alleging that she died due to the negligence of the hospital authorities. Police forces were deployed on the hospital premises to control the situation and thwart any untoward incident.

The family members of the deceased and the agitators demanded immediate suspension of the doctor in charge.

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