Medical negligence: Tension at MKCG hosp over death of newborn


Berhampur: Tension erupted at MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur after a newborn baby succumbed at the hospital  due to alleged medical negligence while undergoing treatment on Thursday.

According to sources, a woman identified as Janani Mohanty of Saradhapur village of Ganjam district delivered a baby at the hospital today morning. However, the newborn succumbed after a few hours while undergoing treatment.

Following the incident, Janani’s family members created a ruckus at the hospital. The family members entered into altercation with the doctors and staff, alleging medical negligence.

However, the situation took an ugly turn when an elderly member of the family was allegedly attacked by the some hospital authorities.

On being informed, police rushed to the hospital and took stock of the situation. The woman’s family members have demanded an enquiry into the matter.

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