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Dhenkanal: In another situation pointing fingers at the alleged mismanagement by the authorities, a coronavirus-infected patient Duryodhan Behera of Barada village here has reportedly gone missing from a Covid hospital, forcing the family members to run from pillar to post in search of him.

According to Behera's kin, he was admitted to the dedicated Covid hospital in Dhenkanal on September 29 after testing positive for coronavirus. Next day, the hospital authorities informed that the patient has been shifted to a Covid facility in Cuttack.

When his son along with other family members reached the hospital and searched for him, he was not found.

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"I got my father admitted to Dhenkanal hospital on September 29 after his health condition became serious. When he tested positive for the virus, he was shifted to the Covid facility. The next day when I reached the hospital, the doctor informed me that my father has been referred to Cuttack hospital. We have been searching him in Cuttack hospitals, and till now we haven't been able to trace him," said Duryodhan's son Pradipta Behera.

The family also met Dhenkanal Collector and CDMO seeking their intervention in this matter.

"I have asked the family to visit Cuttack SCB Covid hospital, where the patient has been referred to. We are in touch with the officials and have sent letters to the Collector, SCB Superintendent and AMO of the Covid Hospital requesting them to share details of the patient's whereabouts. I have received information that the concerned patient was admitted to SCB," said CDMO Sujata Mishra.

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