Woman’s death causes road blockade, family alleges medical negligence


Bhubaneswar: Tension prevailed in the city here, after the family members of the woman who died at the hospital today for alleged medical negligence blocked Mayfair-Jaydev Vihar road.

The deceased, identified as Ahalya Bhanja of Salia Sahi, was admitted to the ESI hospital on Wednesday after she complained pain in her chest.

Later, the doctors referred Ahalya to shift to another hospital after her condition deteriorated. She couldn’t be shifted as the hospital authorities didn’t pay any further attention towards the issue.

Ahalya died this morning. Following this, locals of Salia Sahi blocked Mayfair Hotel Square by placing the body of the woman on the road.

On being informed, police reached the spot and tried to pacify them.

The family members of the deceased have demanded action against ESI hospital authorities over the medical negligence.

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