Mrunal Manmay Dash

A man at Chanabahal village under Bolangir’s Muribahal police limits lost his life after he was allegedly administered a wrong injection by a quack on Sunday.

The deceased has been identified as Shiva Mahananda.

As per reports, Mahananda was logging in his backyard when he injured his leg with an axe. He was bleeding profusely. So he called a quack, Pramod Mahakud from a neighbouring village who administered an injection to Mahananda.

However, Mahananda fell unconscious just hours after administration of the injection. His family members rushed him to Kantabanji hospital where the doctors pronounced him dead.

Her family members alleged Mahananda died because of the wrong injection the quack administered to him.

“My husband was bleeding, so he asked me to call Pramod Mahakud. Mahakud claimed he administered a Tetanus Toxoid injection. But my husband died after the injection,” said the wife of the deceased Surubali Mahananda.

Asked about the death, the on-duty doctor Debadutta Kumar said, “They have administered a tetanus injection and later gave him some water to drink. But the patient had already died before being brought to the hospital.”

“The exact reason behind his death will be known after post-mortem,” the doctor said.

Kantabanji police reached the hospital following the death and launched a probe.