Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jan 24:
Tension ran high at the Capital Hospital in the Odisha capital today morning over death of a patient allegedly due to negligence on part of the doctors.
A patient from Ganganagar locality of the capital city identified as Gunadhar Khatei who was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Capital Hospital with complaints of asthma and cardiac ailments died on Saturday night.
Family members alleged that at around 8 PM yesterday when Gunadhar’s condition turned critical there were no doctors in the ICU and their kin died because of negligence.
On the other hand, Capital Hospital authorities have admitted to negligence on part of the doctors as the alleged by the family members of the deceased.
“A major part of the allegation is true. Shift of the attending doctor ended at 8 PM and the doctor who was to relieve him was on his way to the hospital and was stuck in the road because of a rally. The condition of a patient in bed no. 5 of the ICU suddenly turned critical. He was attended by the nursing staff till the doctor reached the ICU at 8.40 PM. He was attended by the doctor but the patient died at 9.30 PM. It was improper on the part of the on-duty doctor to leave the ICU before the reliever joined. We will conduct an inquiry tomorrow and take appropriate action,” said Dr Biswabhusan Patnaik, director Capital Hospital.