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Expired TB medicines claims girl’s life in Odisha’s SCB Hospital

By Subadh Naik

December 2017

KalingaTV News Network

Cuttack: A 20-year-old girl, who was admitted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital after she had fallen sick post consuming expired medicines to treat tuberculosis (TB), died this morning while undergoing treatment in the hospital. The deceased has been identified as Gudi Nayak of Rajabagicha in the city.

Meanwhile, the family members of Gudi alleged that the medicines were issued from the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) and were supplied to Gudi by ASHA worker Alati Parida on August this year.

On the other hand, the ASHA worker clarified that she gave the same medicine to the deceased which was provided by the DHH. Gudi was suffering from the infectious disease for the last two years.

Holding the District Headquarters Hospital staff responsible, the family members of the deceased girl demanded justice for her.