BHUBANESWAR: Tension flared up at Capital Hospital here on Monday after a two-year-old child died allegedly due to negligence of doctors.
The child was admitted to Capital Hospital on late Sunday night. But hours after admission, she breathed her last following which her par-ents staged a protest on the hospital premises demanding action against the doctor and hospital staff.
Sources said the child contracted infection after being bit by insects and developed swelling all over her body. Her mother Rinki Barik, a resident of Iswarpur village in Barang, rushed her to Capital Hospital where the child was administered an injection by the doctor.
Later, Rinki found blood oozing out of the child’s nose and mouth. Though she tried to contact the doctor, she was stopped by the hospital security who stated that the doctor was busy attending other patients. A few hours after, the child succumbed.
On being informed, police rushed to the spot and pacified the agitators. A case of unnatural death was lodged at the Capital police station in this regard.
Several allegations of deaths due to negligence of doctors in Capital Hospital have been reported in the recent past thereby raising concern over quality of treatment provided at the premier Government-run hospital.
A few months back, a destitute pregnant woman died allegedly due to negligence of doctors. The State Commission for Women had even initiated an inquiry into the matter soon after the inci-dent.
In another incident, a woman lost her child in the womb while she was being operated for delivery. She had accused the doctors of delaying the operation which led to her baby’s death.