Bhubaneswar, Dec 13 (LocalWire) Protests over alleged medical negligence took place on Mayfair-Jaydev Vihar road in Bhubaneswar on Thursday after the death of a woman at ESI Hospital.
Family members of deceased Ahalya Bhanja said the Salia Sahi resident was admitted to the hospital at 8 am on Wednesday after she had an asthma attack.
“The doctors did not attend to her till 12 noon. They kept telling to shift her to some other hospital but did not refer her to any. She passed away last night,” said a family member.
After her death, Bhanja’s family members and locals blocked the Mayfair-Jaydev Vihar road demanding strict action against doctors and hospital staff.
They even reportedly placed Bhanja’s body on the road and staged a dharna outside the hospital.
The protest was withdrawn after police and local administration intervened and assured action.
Hospital authorities could not be contacted for comments.