Girl dies in hospital, kin cry negligence

Baripada: Tension ran high on premises of Baripada Hospital here in the city on yesterday night when the family members of a 11-year old girl child gheraoed doctors and medical staffs alleging doctor’s negligence in treatment for the reason behind her death.

Relatives of the child and locals locked the doctors and other staff of the government-run hospital in a room and demanded stringent action against them. However, the situation was brought under control after police intervened into the matter.

“The girl tested positive for Measles and we admitted her in the hospital yesterday for the treatments. After some time her condition started deteriorating and no doctor was there to attend her.” the family member of deceased said.

“The girl died soon after getting an injection from a doctor who came late,” kin alleged.