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Saswat Singhdeo

Berhampur: Family members of former Congress MLA Daitari Behera, who passed away at MKCG hospital in Berhampur on Thursday, have accused the hospital authorities of negligence.

As per reports, the two-time legislator from the State was admitted to hospital in critical condition on Wednesday where he breathed his last after he was allegedly denied Intensive Care Unit facility.

“We were denied ICU facility for my father at the hospital. If a two-time MLA is not getting proper medical facility, imagine what will happen to common man,” alleged Shishir Behera, son of the veteran leader.

Daitari was elected as Chhatrapur MLA from Utkal Congress in 1974 and from Congress in the year 1995.

A local resident, Rajendra Jena said, “Odisha goverment’s 5T and other schemes are all farce. ICU facility was available in the surgery ward but it was not allotted. A well-known personality like him was neglected; imagine what will happen to others.”

However, the concerned medical authorities are yet to comment anything on the allegations.

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