26 April 2019
Puri: A girl died an hour after drowning in the sea here on Friday. The deceased has been identified as Menaka Prusty of Digantagali of Swargadwar area of the Pilgrim Town.
She drowned while taking bath in the sea with her family members. Her relatives managed to rescue and rush her to Puri Sadar hospital where was administered treatment.
According to reports, she succumbed while being shifted from the Outdoor Ward to the Indoor Ward of the hospital. The family members of Menaka alleged that she died due to the negligence of medical staff at the hospital.
Tension prevailed on the hospital premises due to this reason. The family members of the deceased said that they would move the Human Rights Commission for justice.
On the other hand, Hospital authorities have assured a detailed inquiry into the incident.