NHRC fiat: Probe begins into wrong treatment of college student

Bhadrak: On being directed by National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the health department Tuesday began an investigation into the reported amputation of two fingers of a college student due to wrong treatment at the district headquarters hospital in Bhadrak.

Tapas Ranjan Nayak, a Plus III student of Banitia village was suffering from diarrhoea October 22, 2017. However, he was administered a wrong injection that paralyzed his two fingers. Later, the fingers were amputated.

Human Rights activist Radhakant Tripathy had taken up the matter with the NHRC and the panel, taking up the issue seriously, directed a probe into the alleged wrong treatment.

The health and the family welfare department sent two doctors to the district headquarters hospital Tuesday.

The two members probe team comprising – Dr Prashant Kumar Das and Dr Manilal Gupta — talked to doctors, health workers who had treated the student. They also got to know of how the treatment was provided to the student.

Chief district medical officer Dr Mohammed Abdul had also conducted a probe into the matter earlier.

The two doctors collected copies of investigation report by the CDMO.

Tapas was admitted to the district headquarters hospital for treatment of diarrhoea. It was then alleged that a doctors had pricked an injection in his muscle of left hand instead of his vein. Later, it caused infection in the hand, leading to unusual swelling of his palm.

As his condition grew critical, Tapas sought treatment at SCB Medical College and Hospital. By then, two of his fingers had become paralysed. Finally, the two fingers were amputated to check the infection, a report said.



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