4-yr-old boy dies, family cries medical negligence


Nabarangpur: Tension prevailed at the Nabarangpur District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) here following the death of a four-year-old boy due to alleged medical negligence.

According to sources, Abhijit, son of Suresh Suna of Jhadakusumi village under Papadahandi block, was suffering from fever. He was admitted to the Nabarangpur DHH at around 3.30 am last night.

However, the minor breathed his last while undergoing treatment at the hospital.

In the aftermath of the death of the minor boy, tension erupted on the hospital premises. The deceased’s father alleged that the on-duty doctor was sleeping in his chamber instead of attending his son.

“Despite our repeated appeals, the doctor did not come to treat my son and his died,” the bereaved father said.

Later, the deceased’s family members staged a protest on the hospital premises demanding stringent action against the accused doctor and blood bank staffs for dereliction of duty.

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