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Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

The authorities of SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack have submitted a report on the youth who died on Wednesday following a suicide bid in front of the Odisha Assembly over alleged neglect in treatment.

A seven-member medical team under the stewardship of Superintendent Lucy Das submitted the report to the government on Thursday. The hospital administration have refuted the charges of any medical negligence in the report.

According to the report, Dusmanta Das had come to the hospital after suffering injuries in a road accident. A team of doctors of the plastic surgery and orthopaedic department had performed surgery. The doctors’ team tried their best to save his leg.

As the nerves of his leg have been damaged, he was advised to undertake physiotherapy and wear special orthopaedic shoes. However, Das didn’t follow the advice of the doctors and hoped against the hope that, the injured leg will be healed automatically which was not possible, the report further read.

It is also mentioned in the report that the SCB Medical College and Hospital provided best treatment to Das free of cost. Later, he requested us for advanced treatment. Subsequently, he was discharged and referred to AIIMS Bhubaneswar.

It is worth mentioning that, Odisha Assembly also witnessed a ruckus over the tragic incident on Thursday as several Opposition members stormed the well of the house by shouting slogans against the government. They demanded a probe into the incident.

(Edited by Suryakant Jena)


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