Tension at Pipili hospital over patient’s death

Puri: Tension ran high at the Government Hospital in Pipili today after a patient died due to alleged medical negligence.

As per reports, the deceased identified as Gajendra Muduli, a resident of Nagpur area in Gop block suffering from kidney, liver and heart ailments, was rushed to the hospital last evening after his condition worsened.

“There were no doctors in the hospital. Later, a pharmacist, after check up declared him dead. However, we waited for the doctors to confirm. After several requests, a doctor reached the hospital around 3 am and confirmed his death,” a family member rued.

Meanwhile, alleging negligence on part of the doctors, Gajendra’s wife lodged an FIR at the police station.

After getting information former Congress MLA from Pipili Judhisthir Samantaray accompanied by a few locals rushed to the spot and held talks with the Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO).

The former MLA alleged that despite repeated complaints regarding unavailability of adequate number of doctors in the hospital, the concerned administration has not taken any steps to fill the vacant posts.