Patient death amid doctors’ squabble: Police case registered against 2 doctors

Dhenkanal: A day after a patient died at the District Headquarters Hospital in Dhenkanal as he was allegedly left unattended amid a squabble between two doctors, police have registered a case against the concerned doctors following a complaint filed by the brother of the victim.

Trailokya Sahu, had died yesterday allegedly after he was left unattended inside the hospital following an argument between two doctors Manoj Das and Sangyan Das over who would operate the patient.

Sahu, a resident of Gundurapashi village had complained of chest pain following which his family members had admitted him to the Sriramchandrapur Community Health Centre in Gondia.

Later, Sahu was shifted to the district headquarters hospital where his treatment was delayed because of an argument between the doctors. Sahu died following which family members alleged medical negligence.

Meanwhile, the Additional District Magistrate, Abanikanta Pattnaik has said that an inquiry will be done after receiving a report from the Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO).

“A report has been sought from the CDMO in connection with the case. We are expecting the report tomorrow following which an inquiry will be done,” Pattnaik said.

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