Doctor manhandled after baby death in Balasore due to ‘wrong’ injection

Balasore: Tension erupted at a privately run healthcare clinic located at the Central School Chhak in Balasore town today after a nine-month-old boy infant admitted to the clinic died due to alleged medical negligence.

Parents of the deceased along with locals ghearoed and manhandled a doctor of the clinic alleging the infant’s condition turned critical and subsequently his death when the doctor administered an injection to the nine-month-old suffering from some minor complications. The mob also ransacked the private clinic.

Following an intervention from the local police, the doctor was rescued after a couple of hours and detained at the Sahadevkhunta police station for quizzing.

Biswajit Kumar Singh, father of the deceased infant, alleged, “My son was alright, but he started having loose motion after the doctor administered the injection. When the child’s condition became critical, the doctor asked us to take the baby to the SCB hospital in Cuttack,” adding that the boy infant died while being taken to another hospital which is only some feet away.

In his reaction, the accused doctor, Bijay Kumar Kar, said, “The child was brought to the healthcare clinic in a serious condition which was why we advised the parents to take him to another hospital.”

 

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