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CM announced 3 lakh ex-gratia to family of 7 year dengue victim,asked Kejriwal to take stringent action

Bhubaneswar, September 15: Expressing serious concern over the Kendrapada 7 year old boy, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today urged Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to take action against the hospitals that allegedly did not admitted the boy who was suspected to be suffering from dengue,resulting in his death.

His parents -- Laxmichandra and Babita Rout, committed suicide by jumping from a four-storey building in Delhi on September 9, a day after their only son Avinash died due to alleged hospital negligence.

In a telephonic call to Mr Kejriwal, Mr Patnaik expressed grave concern over the sad demise of the child allegedly after private hospitals in the national capital declined to admit it compelling the parents too committed suicide.

Mr Patnaik also announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 3 lakh from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund (CMRF) for the family of the couple and their child, who lived in Jaguleipada village in Kendrapara district.

He also ordered the Kendrapada district collector to include the family's relations under various social welfare schemes of the government.

Meanwhile, the Delhi government has ordered a probe into the three death and slapped show cause notices on five leading hospitals threatening cancellation of registration.

 The Union Health Ministry also ordered an inquiry into the case.

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