Enquiry into fatal candle light operation
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Last Updated: Sunday, September 19, 2010, 21:42
  
Bhubaneswar: The death of a three-year old girl during a surgery under candle and torch light due to power failure at the biggest state-run hospital here prompted an embarrassed Orissa government to order a high-level probe into the incident today.

The child with grievous head injury was brought in to the hospital by her daily wage labourer mother from Pipili, about 25 km from here, on Friday night when there was no electricity at the medical facility, hospital sources said.

In their bid to save the child, injured in a wall collapse, doctors arranged some candles and torches to perform the surgery. The generator was also not working due to unknown reasons.

Finally, the surgery was performed but the child died at the operation table during stiching.

A high-level inquiry was ordered into the incident. A two-member committee comprising a doctor and an administrative officer would conduct the probe, sources said.

PTI


First Published: Sunday, September 19, 2010, 21:42


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