CUTTACK: Tension flared up at SCB Medical College and Hospital following the death of a 28-year-old woman in the labour room on Tuesday. The incident snowballed into a major controversy as the kin of the deceased woman staged protest alleging negligence in treatment by doctors of Obstetrics and Gynaecology department. The woman was identified as Sabita Nayak of Kantola village under Athagarh Sub-Division in Cuttack district. Sources said eight-month pregnant Sabita was admitted to a private Hospital in Cuttack after developing labour pain and was shifted to SCBMCH on Monday evening. Though Sabita was admitted to the labour room of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department, she was left unattended which resulted in her death, alleged husband Bhagirathi Nayak.
“Had the doctors and nurses treated her in time, Sabita’s life could have been saved,” said Bhagirathi, who lodged a complaint in SCBMCH police outpost alleging that his wife’s death was due to negligence of doctors.