Woman judge dies post delivery, kin allege medical negligence

Sambalpur: Tension ran high at a private hospital near Budharaja area in Sambalpur here after a woman judge died due to alleged medical negligence after giving birth to a newborn on Wednesday evening.

The deceased has been identified as Champabati Hati, a Judge of JMFC court. According to sources, Champabati was admitted to a private hospital near Budharaj area on Wednesday afternoon.

After giving birth to a baby on the same day, she had heavy bleeding causing her death. Following the incident, husband of the deceased Amulya Badi has brought charges of medical negligence as the reason behind her death and registered a complaint with Ainthapali police. Police visited hospital and started investigation, the sources added.

The body of the deceased has been sent to VSS Medical College and Hospital in Burla for postmortem will be done today. On the other hand, district lawyers’ association has demanded cancellation of license of the private hospital.