Death of TB patient sparks tension at SCB


Cuttack: Tension prevailed at SCB Medical College and Hospital here following death of a tuberculosis (TB) patient due to alleged medical negligence on Monday.

The deceased was identified as Mohan Sethi, a resident of Sadar police limits in Puri district. His wife, Sabita Sethi, lodged a complaint in this regard with Manglabagh police.

According to her complaint, Mohan had been undergoing treatment at the district headquarters hospital for five days. However, due to lack of medical equipment at the hospital, he was referred to SCB two days back.

He was undergoing treatment in the TB ward of SCB and passed away on Monday morning. “Although my husband’s health condition became critical, he was not provided adequate treatment following which he died,” alleged Sabita.

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