Woman dies after falling from hospital roof

Cuttack: A woman patient of SCB hospital in the city died after allegedly falling from roof adjacent to the Nephrology ward in third floor of the building.

The deceased was identified as Aarti Jata from Dhenkanal. Source said the mishap might have occurred when the woman went to toilet at 3 am and accidentally ventured into the open roof adjacent which was under construction. Police reached the spot and sent the body for postmortem.

Meanwhile, the State-run hospital’s emergency officer Bhubananda Moharana said a committee has been formed to probe into the death. Family members of deceased held the Roads & Buildings department responsible for the death as the department was undertaking construction work at the hospital and demanded compensation.