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Suryakant Jena

Bhubaneswar: In yet another case of medical apathy at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, a patient was lying unattended for several hours in front of the medicine ward of the hospital premises.

However, the authorities reportedly did not pay attention to him, sources said.

The patient had been under treatment in the casualty ward of the hospital for last 8 days.

"I met with an accident two months back near Xavier chhak and had gone weak ever since. I don’t have anyone else to care for me,” said the patient.

As per latest reports, the patient has been taken back to the casualty ward.

Day before yesterday, an elderly person had died allegedly after being denied treatment and left unattended for days at the SCB following which the medical authorities decided to set up special wards for destitute patients.

“When we came to know about the destitute patient, we shifted him to the casualty ward. The patient will be provided with necessary treatment as per government provisions,” says SCB Emergency Officer, BN Moharana.

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