Bhubaneswar, Jan 6: The situation at Hi-Tech Medical College and Hospital in Bhubaneswar is marked by a distressing series of identity errors and tragic consequences. The confusion arose from a mix-up in the identification of two individuals, Jyoti Ranjan Mallik and Dilip Samantray, who suffered critical burn injuries in an AC compressor explosion during repair work last week.
One individual, initially treated under the name Jyoti Ranjan Mallik, later identified himself as Dilip Samantray. This led to significant confusion for both families involved. Unfortunately, the person who claimed to be Dilip Samantray passed away during treatment on Friday night, further complicating the situation.
Earlier in the week, another individual, who was initially identified as Dilip, had also passed away. Subsequently, it was revealed that the deceased was not the real Dilip. The family, unaware of the mix-up, performed the last rites, and the wife of the real Dilip tragically committed suicide in grief a day after the funeral.
In response to the chaos, Jyoti Ranjan's family and relatives protested at the hospital, demanding clarification about the fate of their son. The hospital authorities, however, distanced themselves from the identification process, emphasizing that the injured individuals were not hospital staff but outsourced technicians engaged by a third-party agency. The hospital began treatment based on the identification provided by the outsourcing party.
The incident underscores the need for a thorough and accurate identification process, especially in critical situations involving medical treatment. The aftermath has left multiple families grieving and raises questions about the accountability and procedures in place for outsourcing services in medical facilities.