Bhubaneswar, Jan 8: The recent incident at Hi-Tech Hospital involving a fire has resulted in three casualties and leaving a young electrician in critical condition. Dillip Kumar Samantray, one of the victims, was unexpectedly pronounced dead on January 6, despite being moved out of the ICU two days prior due to an apparent improvement in his health.
The hospital faced scrutiny for its misidentification of a victim named Jyoti Mallik, adding to the mystery surrounding the situation.
Dillip, a resident of Kantia village, along with three others, was initially admitted to the ICU of Hi-Tech Medical College and Hospital after being rescued from a fire on the top floor caused by an AC gas leak. Following successful medical intervention, Dillip was shifted to the General Ward as his health significantly improved, and he was declared out of danger by the treating doctors.
Tragically, while undergoing treatment in the general ward, Dillip passed away on January 6. His family, who had already performed last rites believing the hospital's misidentification, expressed outrage over the situation, with the nephew revealing that his aunt had even committed suicide upon receiving incorrect information about Dillip's status.
The nephew discovered the truth when he rushed to the hospital after being informed that Dillip was alive and doing well. He found his uncle on the medical bed, alive and interacting with the doctor conducting his psychometric evaluation.
During the psychometric evaluation, Dillip provided accurate details about his name, parents, and family, according to the Psychiatrist who conducted the assessment. This contradicted the earlier misidentification and strongly suggested that the body handed over to Dillip's family might have been that of Jyoti.