Berhampur: Ganjam Collector Vijay Kulange has ordered a probe into the death of a woman, who had reportedly recovered from COVID-19, due to alleged negligence of hospital authorities.
Asking the ADMO (Public Health) to probe into the matter, the collector has sought a detailed report from authorities of the COVID care centre at Parala Maharaja Engineering College and chief district medical officer (CDMO).
According to reports, 65-year-old Damayanti Sahu of Malubehera street in the city, had gone for swab test on July 13 after she developed symptoms of COVID-19. After five days, her report came positive and she was admitted to the COVID care centre at Sitalapali.
Sahu was under treatment for 12 days and had reportedly told her family that she was recovering. But the authorities of COVID care centre referred her to City Hospital where she was treated for three days and breathed her last on Sunday, according to a TNIE report.
The victim’s family members alleged that she died due to the mistake and callous attitude of hospital authorities claimed her life. They also claimed that Sahu was referred to the City Hospital without informing them the reasons.
The family has recorded the conversations of doctors of both the hospitals. On Tuesday, Sahu’s son Prabhakar lodged a complaint with Gopalpur police along with the copy of the recorded conversations. A case has been registered and investigation is on.