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Private hospital sealed in Odisha over woman patient’s death

Bhubaneswar: A private hospital was on Friday sealed in Odisha’s Berhampur town over the death of a woman patient allegedly due to medical negligence.

Ganjam district administration sealed Gurudev Hospital in Berhampur in the presence of the sub-collector.

The district administration had earlier raided the hospital, said an official.

One Aiswarya Singh Deo was admitted to the hospital on February 17 after she complained of stomach ache. The 24-year-old was later diagnosed with appendicitis.

The doctors at the hospital carried out an operation on her, but she died while being taken out of the operation theatre that night.

Her family members attributed her death to higher doses of anesthesia administered to her. 

They also staged a protest demanding cancellation of the hospital’s license.

Following the allegations, the Ganjam district administration conducted a raid and sealed the Gurudev Hospital in Berhampur.