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Wrong medication kills child in Sambalpur

Sambalpur: Tension prevailed at the Nirmanpur Medical Unit after a five-year-old died after being administered wrong medication here on Friday.

According to the complaint, the father of the deceased, Lalit Nath, a Beedi worker from Nirmanapur village of the district, had admitted his child, Umakant Nath to the hospital for treatment. The doctor prescribed him wrong medicines and gave him an injection after which his health deteriorated leading to his death.

Soon, irate people gathered outside the hospital in protest against the medical negligence and demanded strict probe against the person responsible.

On getting information, local police rushed to the spot and sent the body to Burla Hospital for post-mortem.

However, the consultant doctor treating the child has refuted the allegations. “I injected Ceftriaxone during his primary treatment. Later, after the child showed some side effects, I used some other medicines in order to correct the complications. Reports after the post-mortem will say whether the child was given wrong or expired medicines,” said the doctor.

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