Doctor thrashed over patient’s death in Cuttack

Cuttack: A doctor was allegedly thrashed after a 65-year old patient died during treatment at Sahaspur Medical in Mahanga block on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Bhagirathi Sahoo of Chhatia.

According to reports, the family members of Bhagirathihad admitted him to the hospital after he complained chest pain on Saturday.

However, tension prevailed at the hospital after Bhagirathi died while undergoing treatment. Alleging negligence in treatment, the relatives of the patient created ruckus and thrashed the doctor on duty.

“After administering first aid, I had asked the two sons of the patient to shift him to Mahanga CHC. But the family failed to shift the patient on time for which he died. Later, the relatives thrashed me in presence of other hospital staff,” said Dr.Tanmay Kumar Behera.

Behera further informed that there was no negligence in providing treatment.

Moreover, Mahanaga police has registered a case basing on the complaint filed by the treating doctor.