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Fan falls on pregnant woman in Odisha hospital


Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Kendrapara, Jun 10:

In the umpteenth case of its kind in Odisha, a ceiling fan fell on a pregnant woman admitted to a primary healthcare unit in Kendrapara district on Tuesday. The woman was, however, lucky to escape with only some minor injuries.

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As per reports, the 25-year-old woman, identified as Sushmita Sahu, was admitted to Aul primary health centre (PHC) for child delivery. She was caught unawares after the ceiling fan fell on her bed and hit her head. She sustained bruises on her head.

Soon after, the expecting mother was shifted to the district headquarters hospital here.

She has been shifted to Kendrapara district headquarters hospital, Medical Officer, Aul Primary Health Centre, Ajit Kumar Das said.

“It was an unfortunate incident. An inquiry is being conducted into the incident. The patient is now admitted in the labour room in district headquarters hospital for child delivery,” Kendrapara Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO), Binayak Prusty said.