Odisha Woman Develops Necrosis Due To ‘Wrong Injection’

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Sambalpur: A row over medical negligence has erupted at VIMSAR, Burla. A 25-year-old woman developed necrosis (death of tissue) on her lower lip after she was allegedly administered a wrong injection at the ENT Department of the premier hospital here.

The matter came to light after the woman’s brother, Budhadeb Duari, complained to the VIMSAR authorities. Though the incident took place on January 22, Duari lodged the complaint only on Monday.

Duari said he had brought his sister, Banita, to the ENT Department after she complained of a swelling on her lower lip, The doctor there administered an injection on her lower lip. Following this, Banita complained of severe pain and fainted.

Subsequently, the doctor admitted her to the department’s indoor ward. He assured Duari that she would recover. However, the patient’s condition deteriorated and her lower lip was damaged, her brother complained.

The doctors have now referred her to SCB Medical College and Hospital for plastic surgery.

On the other hand, VIMSAR Superintendent Jayashree Dora clarified that the patient had come for the treatment of hemangioma (a bright red birthmark) to the hospital. She might have deloped idiosyncratic reaction due to the sclerotic agent that was administered to her during treatment, she added.

Dora informed that a committee has been set up to inquire into the allegation of wrong injection.

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