Locals protest ‘negligence’ by doctors

BALANGIR: Hundreds of locals took to the streets alleging negligence of doctors resulting in the death of one Dilip Gochayat in the district headquarters hospital on Friday. They also ransacke

Published: 21st April 2012 04:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 07:40 PM   |  A+A-

BALANGIR: Hundreds of locals took to the streets alleging negligence of doctors resulting in the death of one Dilip Gochayat in the district headquarters hospital on Friday. They also ransacked the house of the attending doctor, Antaram Meher.

Reports said Dilip and his two friends met with an accident near Chhuinbandh, about 5 km from here, on Thursday. Although the injured were rushed to the hospital, Dilip died the next morning.

The locals held back the body and blocked the road. They also staged a demonstration in front of the collectorate.

The situation eased off after Additional District Medical Officer B K Dora assured the protestors of action against the doctor if found guilty.

The autopsy report was awaited and action would be taken accordingly, said CDMO Vikrant Kindo.

Meanwhile, DSP Mahendra Patel said security has been provided to Meher after protestors ransacked his house.

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