Tag Archives: VSS Medical College

Gana Dharna at Sambalpur in support of Director VSSIMSR

The stand off between the PG students and the VSS Institute of Medical Science and Research (VSSIMSAR ) continued for the fourth day today as both sides remained adamant on their stand. While the students demanded the removal of the Director A Pujari, the Director wanted the students to beg apology for assaulting the students and pelting stones at his official residence. Meanwhile 66 of the total 116 doctors appointed by the government joined today at VSSIMSAR to extend medi care facilities to the patients.

A delegation of the students are camping in Bhubaneswar and requesting Health and Family Welfare Minister Pratap Jena to concede to their demand and resolve the problem. Hundreds of people from Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, and Bargarh district today sat on a Gana Dharna at Nelson Mandela chowk demanding action against doctors who are creating indiscipline in VSSIMSAR.

Several Speakers alleged that some doctors are utilizing the students and to disrupt treatment to the poor patients. The agitators said “In no case we will support the PG students’ demand,” and threatened that if any action is taken against the Director Dr. Ashwini Pujahari , then they will not keep silent”. “The agitating students should feel the pulse of the people and change their demand for action against the Director,” said Mr Sapan Mishra of Pascimancal People’s Forum (PPF). The parents of the students should convince their wards to withdraw the agitation and call off their cease work agitation said Mr Mishra. Similarly another speaker Mr Suresh Pujari demanded action against PG students who attacked Dr. Pujahari’s residence last week.

“Action is also needed against those who are instigating students for such wrong paths,” Mr Pujahari demanded.

Girl dies after falling in hot curry cauldron

An eight-year-old girl student of a tribal residential school died of burn injuries on Sunday after she fell into a hot curry cauldron.

Banita Kahnhar, a Class III student of Sevashram School run by Odisha government at Girish Chandrapur village, accidentally fell into the cauldron when the students were jostling to get egg curry while the mid day meal was being served in the school, they said.

The girl was first taken to VSS Medical College Hospital at Burla and then shifted to the SCB Medical College Hospital at Cuttack on Saturday evening. After battling for life in the surgery ward of the hospital, Banita died on Sunday, said hospital emergency officer B.N. Maharana.

Nine newborn babies die in Burla Hospital

nine newborn babies die in 24 hoursNine newborn babies have died at the VSS Medical College and Hospital in Burla in the last 24 hours, leading the Odisha government to order an investigation. “The nine deaths were reported in the neonatal care centre of hospital since last morning. All of them were kept in incubators as they were premature babies,” Superintendent of the hospital, Dr Laxmikant Dash said.

Denying negligence by the hospital, he said most of the premature babies were seriously ill since birth, underweight, anaemic and with respiratory problems. One of the babies weighed barely 560 gram and the deaths during a short span was only a coincidence, Dash said. “However, the matter is being looked into and I have asked the head of the paediatric department to submit a report immediately,” Dash said. The Director Medical Education and Training and Sishu Bhawan director have been asked to enquire into the matter, Health Minister Damodar Rout said. Preliminary reports indicated that most of the babies were ill since birth, but a clear picture would emerge after an enquiry, he said. There was tension in the hospital as parents and relatives of the babies held the hospital authorities responsible.

special-new-born-care-unitThe Congress held a demonstration and road blockade in Burla against the deaths, accusing the hospital authorities of negligence. Senior Congress leader Sriballabh Panigrahi accused the Health Minister of neglecting the hospital and doing little to improve its infrastructure and facilities. Senior BJP leader Jainarayan Mishra accused the BJD government of failing to improve the condition of the hospital where a large number of patients from different parts of the state and Chhattisgarh came.

Villagers come to rescue of ailing boy

Sixteen-year-old Chandrasekhar Pradhan of Kusanpuri village in Bargarh district awaits for a new life. And residents of his villagers are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that he gets one.

Chandrasekhar has been suffering from a serious disease which is yet to be diagnosed. Blood is oozing out of his mouth and anus. Though the boy has been admitted to the VSS Medical at Burla from June 5, doctors have not been able to find out what he is suffering from. In the meantime, he has been transfused 10 units of blood and referred to SCB Medical at Cuttack where he would undergo surgery.

Chandrasekhar PradhanComing from a poor background, Chandrasekhar lost his father Brushaba Pradhan four months back to diabetes. The financial condition at his home and the mental tension notwithstanding, the boy managed passed matriculation examination with first division, the results of which were declared recently. The family owned three acres of agricultural land which they had to sell off for treatment of Brushaba. When his mother and sister could not arrange money for Chandrasekhar’s treatment, the villagers decided to come to their rescue. Besides arranging funds to the tune of `7,500 to get him admitted to the VSS Medical, the villagers are also attending to him in the hospital on a rotation basis. They also donated blood that was transfused to the boy.

He would be taken to SCB Medical at Cuttack for further treatment on Monday and for that, his classmates and villagers have collected another `8,200 which will be handed over to his family.

Meanwhile, Sarpanch of Kusunpuri Surendra Bisi and Chandrasekhar’s mother Prem Shella have appealed to Good Samaritans to contribute financially towards his treatment. His sister Nirupama is studying in Class X and is also a bright student.

Death because of Negligence

Mahesh Agrawal and his wife admitted their 12 days infant in Burla hospital on 4th april late in the night. But in the next day after noon the infant was no more. Mahesh and his family have strong believe that the death occurs due to the negligence of the doctors and they got angry (its natural). In this influence the angry family attacked the head of the paediatric department S K Murmu accusing him of negligence. In reaction the doctor also misbehaving to the dead infant’s families.

Both of them lodge a complaint on their issues in the police station, and police registered the case against both of them. The Question is why police arrest only the infant’s father Mr Agrawal not the doctor, as both of them lodge complaints one against them. Who loosed more “The doctor” or “The infant’s family”?

This is not the first case or first time that death occurs due to the negligence of doctors in VSS. we are not blaming on the doctors that they are totally neglect their work. Negligence like they believe that their students do the proper treatments to the patient, but the students who come from theory part experimenting on the patient whatever they studied in their classroom.  Students have to understand that they are in front of some live body not in front of dead body.

2 -3 years ago Dr Mohanty scolded to some doctors and students for improper way of treatment to childs. In this case the child died after the operation. The child may alive if the doctors followed the given instruction poperly.  Here we blamed to Dr Mohanty that because of her negligence the death occurs after that we all know she is a good neurologist.