Berhampur: A 7-year-old boy died after alleged medical negligence and wrong injection at Bikrampur village in Odisha’s Ganjam district. Aditya Barada was taken to a village nurse’s home for treatment of his injured leg and in the absence of her, her son Saswata Das (27) allegedly administered an injection for relief from the pain, police said quoting the complaint made Sibaram Barada, uncle of the deceased.
Instead of relief, the child started vomitting and collapsed and he was rushed to the community health centre (CHC) at Khallikote where doctors declared him brought dead, they said. Sibaram alleged that the child died as he was given wrong injection by the son of the nurse (ANM). In the FIR before the police, he demanded action against the person. The father of the child was working outside the state.
A case has been registered against Das under section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder). The body was sent for post-mortem at MKCG Medical College and Hospital here, said inspector in charge of Khallikote police station Bivekanand Sawin.
The accused person has not yet been arrested. “Further action will be taken after getting the post-mortem report,” the IIC said.