Angul, February 26 (LocalWire): The National Human Rights Commission responded to a complaint filed by the Human Rights Watch secretary in a case of death by negligence in a nursing home and has directed Angul Police and the department of Health and Family Welfare, government of Odisha, to investigate and submit an Action Taken Report within a month, a HRW press release said.
Ms Sangita Swain had filed a case with the NHRC in October 2018 against a local nursing home.
She complained Ms Pranati Pradhan died due to a wrong dose of anaesthesia injected by an untrained nurse at Chandan Nursing Home in Simlipada, which was an illegal set-up, just like several other clinics and nursing homes that had mushroomed in Angul district.
Ms Swain claimed these health centres flouted all norms and guidelines laid down by the government and several deaths were being reported due to their negligence.
She said the Collector, DWO and CDMO kept quiet and did not pay heed to the complaints, thus encouraging the unlawful practices which violated basic human rights.
Ms Swain requested the NHRC investigating team to cancel the registration of all illegal establishments, take criminal action
against the doctors involved in this incident and also question the police for not investigating the case filed at Angul police station.
She sought a compensation of Rs 25 lakhs for the next of kin of the deceased.