A 30-year-old man from Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur district who tried suicide close to Odisha Meeting by consuming pesticide, died on the SCB Medical Faculty Hospital in Cuttack, the hospital’s Emergency Officer B N Maharana stated on Thursday. The incident has sparked a political slugfest with opposition BJP and Congress holding the federal government accountable for the tragic demise of the hapless man who allegedly took the intense step for not having the ability to tolerate ache induced as a consequence of medical negligence.
The 2 events focused chief minister Naveen Patnaik, who holds the house portfolio and accused the police of failing to forestall the person from committing suicide close to Meeting. “How can the police fail to forestall the suicide close to the Meeting? Earlier than committing suicide, the person had approached a number of quarters together with the Chief Minister and even sought euthanasia. Nonetheless, the federal government couldn’t assist the distressed man,” Congress Legisature Get together chief Narasingha Mishra stated exterior the Meeting.
Each BJP and Congress members whereas demanding a dialogue on the alleged mining irregularities, additionally raised the suicide problem. A BJP delegation led by former minister Manmohan Samal rushed to the sufferer’s home in Jagatsinghpur and demanded Rs 50 lakh compensation and a job for the widow.
BJP supporters and native villagers additionally blocked the highway connecting Cuttack with Paradip demanding enough compensation. BJD chief and authorities chief whip Pramila Mallick, nonetheless, rejected opposition allegations and claimed that the person was offered medical therapy. He dedicated the suicide whereas regularly recovering from the sickness, she stated.
The deceased has been recognized as Dusmanta Das, a local of Kujang in Jagatsinghpur. He had allegedly tried suicide on Wednesday within the state capital by consuming pesticide and slitting his wrist to protest denial of therapy beneath Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BKKY).
Instantly after his demise, authorities of the SCB medical faculty hospital in Cuttack carried out a autopsy of the physique on Wednesday evening and his funeral was carried out on the Swargadwar in Puri early on Thursday morning, police sources stated.
Das, earlier than being taken to the hospital, had alleged that although he underwent surgical procedures on the SCB Medical Faculty Hospital after a highway accident on March 22 final 12 months, was later discharged from the power on the plea of COVID-19 scenario. “They discharged me even earlier than my restoration,” Das stated.
He had alleged that the hospital authorities discharged him as a result of he wrote letters to Chief Minister, Governor and Well being and Household Welfare division in search of their intervention.
Earlier than taking the intense step, Das had additionally sought euthanasia so as to rid himself of the ache he was struggling. He had undergone two surgical procedures on his injured leg on March 23, 2020 and June 19, 2020.
Nevertheless, his injured leg didn’t enhance and he continued to undergo. He additionally alleged that his surgical procedures couldn’t be fruitful as a consequence of negligence of the hospital and the physician.
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