Sunday, April 14, 2024

Cuttack SCB Hospital doctor asks patient’s attendant for surgery at his nursing home – N.F Times

Cuttack: In a highly unfortunate incident, a doctor at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Odisha’s Cuttack asked the attendant of a patient with severed hand for surgery at his private nursing home on Sunday.

As per a complaint filed by Santosh Kumar Padhi, who was attending to Balaram Mishra, the latter’s left hand was severed while working with a cutter at his residence in Samantarapur, Bhubaneswar.

He was initially rushed to the Capital Hospital and then shifted to SCB Hospital due to severe bleeding and urgent need for surgery.

Padhi alleged that when he approached the on-duty doctor at around 2:30 pm, he was asked to wait outside. Eventually, he managed to move Mishra to the dressing room at around 3:30 pm. Padhi claimed that the doctor demanded immediate payment of Rs 50,000 for surgery at his private nursing home instead of the government hospital. The doctor allegedly refused to accept Mishra’s Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) card citing issues.

After around 10 hours of neglect, Padhi raised the issue with hospital authorities, prompting a team of doctors from various specialties to finally perform the surgery on Monday.

Padhi further alleged that the hospital staff insisted on transferring Mishra to a private facility and stopped treatment.

SCB Medical College & Hospital superintendent Sudhansu Sekhar Mishra assured that a thorough investigation would be conducted, with appropriate action to follow.

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