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Odisha youth dies due to lack of treatment facilities at Cuttack Health Centre: NHRC issues notice
Taking suo motu cognizance of a media report, carried on the 15th May, 2016, that a day after the death of his ailing wife, a man also lost his 24-year old son on May 11 due to the lack of treatment facilities at a Health Centre run by Odisha government, the National Human Rights Commission has issued notice to the Secretary of State's Health & Family Welfare Department.
The Commission has asked for a report on the condition of the health services in the State and about the non-availability of the ambulance services at Athagarh Health Centre in Cuttack district.

In this particular incident that took place in Cuttack district on May 11, two deaths happened

According to the media report the victim's son could also not be shifted in time to a Government Hospital with proper facilities in Cuttack. He had no money to afford his treatment at a private hospital.

The man, Bharat Nayak of village Paikarapur in Joranda GP of Athagarh, is a Home Guard. The news report has been brought to the notice of the Commission by its Special Rapporteur, Damodar Sarangi, who termed the incident as a gross violation of the Right to Life by the authorities, who possibly knew the state of the health of the young man.

The Commission has observed that the incident raises serious concerns about the prevailing health care facilities in Odisha.

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