Alleged Medical Negligence and Wrong Injection leads to Death of 7-Year-Old Boy in Odisha

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December 18, 2016: A 7-year-old boy died on Sunday at Bikrampur village in Odisha’s Ganjam district after alleged medical negligence and wrong injection.

“Aditya Barada was taken to a village nurse’s home for treatment of his injured leg and in the absence of her, her son Saswata Das (27) allegedly administered an injection for relief from the pain,” PTI reported as according to what police said quoting the complaint made Sibaram Barada, uncle of the decease.

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The child started vomiting, instead of getting a relief, the child started vomitting and collapsed. He was taken to the community health centre (CHC) at Khallikote, the doctors declared that he was brought dead.

Sibaram said that the child died because he was given a wrong injection by the son of the nurse (ANM). He demanded action against the person in the FIR before the police, The father of the child was working outside the state.

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Under section 304 (culpable homicide not ammounting to murder), acase has been registered against the person. Inspector in charge of Khallikote police station Bivekanand Sawin said, “The body was sent for post-mortem at MKCG Medical College and Hospital here.”

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The person accused has not yet been arrested. The IIC said “Further action will be taken after getting the post-mortem report.”

by NewsGram team with PTI inputs