Sahani Jhara (30) of Kuanrmunda block was admitted to the hospital on May 4 after his right leg was fractured.
As a result, poor patients desperate for treatment are having to pay through their noses as they are forced to procure medicines from retail counters.
Tension flared up at Rourkela Government Hospital (RGH) here on Sunday after a dead body was found mutilated by stray dog in the mortuary of the premier health facility.
A college girl undergoing treatment at RGH said all the affected persons had taken non-vegetarian food at the feast.
The victim's cousin, Ved Prakash, lodged a verbal complaint with RN Pali police in this regard and blamed the on-duty doctor and nurse for the patient’s death.
Director of Medical Education and Training Dr CBK Mohanty said hospitals have been allowed to start elective surgeries by maintaining Covid protocol and putting in place infection control measures.