Medical negligence lead to the death of an Italian tourist in Odisha: DM's probe report
Investigation report on a Italian tourist's death in Odisha's SCB Medical College has revealed that there was no attendant provided to the patient Sebastiona Rosario Contiguglia. The District Magistrate of Cuttack has submitted his four page probe report before the National Human Rights Commission(NHRC) recently.
Notably this citizen journalist
, who is also human rights activist associated with a Odisha based organization India
Media Centre, had alleged that one Italian tourist Sebastiona Rosario Contiguglia had died on December 14 last year due to medical negligence in SCB Medical College, Cuttack.
NHRC had taken cognizance in the matter and ordered to the Health Secretary to inquiry into the incident and file a report within four weeks. After the direction of NHRC, Cuttack's District Magistrate probed the incident.
In his report to the NHRC, District Magistrate S.N.Girish said, “There is provision of isolation beds in the Central ICU where infectious patients can be admitted. It appears that this facility was not operational at that point of time. Had it been operational Mr. Sebastiona could have been admitted to the Central ICU where intensive care could have been possible.”
The report further reveals that the Medical college lacks an institutional mechanism to take care of unidentified/unattended patients. This petitioner is of the view that the report of the District Magistrate is very much clear about the negligence on part of Medical authority.
The report also said “several instances have been reported of unidentified/unattended patients with multiple diseases being made to run from one department to another department for getting admission”, informed the petitioner.