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Dhenkanal admin sacks lady pharmacist for death of Covid patient in hospital premises

16/09/2020 at 6:44 PM

Dhenkanal, Sep 16: The Dhenkanal district administration on Wednesday sacked pharmacist Subhasmita Sahu following an investigation into the death of a Covid-19 positive patient.

A man reportedly collapsed and died on the premises of the district headquarters hospital (DHH) minutes after he tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday.

A video of the deceased’s wife administering CPR in an attempt to revive him as the hospital staff did not attend the Covid-19 patient went viral on social media.

The pharmacist was sacked on charges of negligence in duty that led to death of the patient after Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) Dr. Sujata Rani Mishra submitted investigation report before the District Collector today.

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