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Newborn dies after falling from doctor’s hand in Kendrapara hospital

Kendrapara: Tension ran high on premises of Kendrapara district headquarters hospital here after a newborn allegedly died falling from a doctor’s hand on Friday morning.

According to sources, one Jharana Mallick wife of Goutam Mallick of Matiperilo village, delivered a boy this morning. However, the child slipped from the doctor’s hand post delivery, resulting death.

“The hospital officials have asked for money before the delivery and my husband has also paid Rs 500. After the delivery the doctor was holding the baby from legs to make him cry but the infant slipped from his hand,” Jharana alleged.

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Meanwhile, the medical officials have refuted the charges made by Jharana.

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Kalpana Mishra, a nurse at the DHH, said, “There is no truth behind the allegations. We have tried to make the child cry as he was not crying after delivery.”


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