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Newborn Dies In Odisha Govt Hospital, Family Alleges Medical Negligence


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04 October 2018

Rabindranath Behera


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Berhampur: A newborn died during his treatment in MKCG Hospital of Odisha’s Berhampur on Thursday. Family members alleged that the doctors were not present, and the nurses who attended him did not administer oxygen properly to the newborn, leading to his death.

Notably, Janani Mohanty of Sardapur village under Hinjilikatu police limits had given birth to a baby boy on Wednesday in the village hospital. As he was having breathing problems, the doctor referred him to MKCG Hospital in Berhampur.

“When we reached here on Wednesday evening, they took the baby inside and administered oxygen. There were no doctors present; only two nurses were doing the treatment. This morning, they informed me that the baby was no more. How is it possible? The baby was strong and fit, and was having little breathing problems. The nurses must have neglected it causing his death,” alleged Ugrasen Mohanty, the grandfather of the newborn.

However, the hospital authorities have clarified that the baby was suffering from respiratory ailment and succumbed to it despite their treatment.

Cops from Baidyanathpur police station reached the spot and contained the irate family members. The baby's body was sent back to the village in a Mahaprayan van.

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