Girl dies after being administered ‘wrong injection’

Balasore: Tension erupted at a private clinic in Soro of Balasore district on Sunday after death of a girl following alleged administration of wrong injection.

The girl, a resident of Bagudi area under Soro police limits was suffering from fever and was admitted to the private clinic at Adang Bazar.

According to family members of the girl, the doctor at the clinic checked her condition and referred her to a different hospital after administering an injection. When the girl was shifted to the hospital, she was declared dead.

“The girl was suffering from severe cold fever, following which she was brought to Dr Shashank. The doctor checked up the patient and prescribed some medicine. Later, he administered and injection and referred her to another hospital where the doctors declared her brought dead, ” Debendra Dash, relative of the deceased girl said.

The incident sparked tension at the private clinic after the family members of the deceased girl accused the clinic doctor of giving faulty medication. Police have initiated a probe into the matter.