Odisha: Woman magistrate dies after delivering baby, family alleges medical negligence

While the nursing home officials attributed the magistrate's death due to heart attack, her husband alleged that the death occurred due to medical negligence.

Written by Debabrata Mohanty | Bhubaneswar | Updated: October 9, 2015 12:12 am

A judicial magistrate in western Odisha town of Sambalpur died Wednesday night at a nursing home allegedly due to medical negligence. Champabati Hati, 32, a judicial magistrate first class in Sambalpur town, was admitted to Astha Nursing home yesterday for delivery of her baby. However, three hours after giving birth to a baby boy, she died.

While the nursing home officials attributed the magistrate’s death due to heart attack, her husband alleged that the death occurred due to medical negligence. He lodged a case against the nursing home at Ainthapali police station of Sambalpur town.

In his complaint, the magistrate’s husband Amulya Hati alleged that the nursing home did not have ICU facility. “After my child was born through caesarian section, the doctor said both my wife and the baby were fine. But an hour later they asked me to get blood for her. I was again asked to arrange blood for her. By the time I suspect she was already dead. The nursing home officials informed me about the death of my wife only in the evening,” said Amulya.

Amulya alleged though the due date for delivery was on October 15, the nursing home doctor advised his wife to get admitted on October 7. Sambalpur District Lawyers’ Association has demanded that the registration of the nursing home should be revoked.

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