A student was allegedly given expired medicine at a private hospital at Chandpur village under Ranpur block in Nayagarh district. He is currently battling for his life at AIIMS in Bhubaneswar.
According to sources, Naba Palei of Jhariagaon had admitted his son Rashmiranjan Palei to Ramchandi hospital after his health deteriorated due to fever on July 16. After treatment, the doctors discharged the boy and sent him home after prescribing some medicines and injection.
However, there was no improvement in the boy's health condition.
Worried, family members took him to another doctor who checked the boy and after going through the medicines, he came to know that they were expired.
As the boy's condition worsened, he was admitted to Tangi Community Health Centre. After preliminary treatment, he has been shifted to Bhubaneswar-based AIIMS Hospital on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the incident spread outrage among the family members and relatives of the boy who demanded stringent action against the doctor who prescribed the expired medicines.
"I had admitted my child to Ramchandi hospital as he was suffering from fever. They discharged him after giving some medicines and injection. However, there was no improvement in his health. When we took him to another doctor, we came to know that they had given us expired medicines," alleged the boy's mother.