Dhenkanal: In a shocking incident, a patient died at the Dhenakanal District Headquarters Hospital as the two doctors indulged in a spat over who treat the man today.
The deceased identified as Trilokya Sahu of Gandia village.
Sources said the victim, who complained of chest pain today morning was rushed to Sriramchandrapur Hospital for treatment initially. However, when his condition deteriorated he was shifted to the DHH and was admitted in a ward.
However, a spat ensued between two doctors over who would treat the patient and a few minutes passed. In the meantime, the patient breathed his last due to the delay in the treatment.
Following the incident, the family of the deceased staged a blockade on Dhenkanal-Kapilash road demanding adequate compensation and appropriate action against the concerned doctors.
Meanwhile, the Dhenkanal district administration has sought explanation from the erring doctors.