Infant dies; medical negligence alleged

Nayagarh: Tension erupted at the district hospital when a new born boy died due to alleged medical negligence today. Family members also made allegations that the doctor demanded for money to do the delivery.

According to sources, Deepanjali Palei, wife of Pitabash Palei from Bankasalua was admitted into the district capital hospital after undergoing labour pain. However due to negligence in the delivery process by the doctor led to the death of the new born.

This incident created anger among locals and relatives. Doctors were detained for about five hours following the uproar. Police intervened the matter and rescued the doctors.

Meanwhile, police will probe the matter to find the details.