Woman dies post delivery in Dharmasala CHC; hospital ransacked

Jajpur: Tension ran high in Dharmasala Community Healthcare Centre (CHC) in Jajpur district yesterday following the death of a woman patient barely an hour after delivering a baby. Massive hospital property was damaged over alleged medical negligence.

As per reports, the woman reportedly had excessive bleeding after delivery due to which she was referred to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack. However, she lost her life while she was being shifted to SCB.

Soon after this, family members of the deceased woman ransacked hospital property as well as the chamber of a doctor alleging that she died due to fault in her treatment.

“She was fine when we took her to the hospital. The doctor gave her pain killer injection after which she gave birth. They must have cut her vein due to which there was excessive bleeding,” alleged Prabhat Kumar Behera, a relative of the deceased.

Responding to the allegations, doctor at Dharmasala CHC, Manas Ranjan Swain said, “By the time they brought the woman, it was already quite late. So, naturally we referred her to Cuttack. And then all of a sudden, few men entered my chamber and damaged the hospital property including the drip and furniture. I have sustained minor injuries as the drip’s stand hit me.”