Doctor on duty abducted in Khurda district


Bhubaneswar: A pediatrician working at the Khurdha District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) on Wednesday was allegedly kidnapped by kin of a baby who had died on Tuesday allegedly due to administration of a wrong injection at the hospital.

The abducted doctor, Pradeep Kumar Das, was later rescued by police from Bata Mangala bypass Chhak in Khurdha district.

The relatives of the victim toddler reportedly abducted the pediatrician from his official residence at the hospital premises.

As per reports, the ailing child had been admitted to the pediatric department at the Khurdha DHH on Tuesday. Dr Pradeep Kumar Das, who was on duty, examined the child at around 1.30 pm and administered the injection following which the baby died.

Relatives of the child accused the doctor of administering the child a wrong injection.

Being informed about the kidnap of the doctor who has undergone a by-pass surgery recently, colleagues of the doctor staged a dharna in front of Khurda DHH demanding action against the culprits and setting up a police station inside the hospital.


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