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Patient dies after ant attack

Kolkata: In a ghastly incident a 55-year-old woman undergoing treatment at a state-run hospital here died on Tuesday after her eyes were nibbled into by ants prompting the government to seek a report from the authorities.

Gauri Chakraborty, who was admitted to Sambhunath Pandit Hospital on November 5 with an eye infection after a cornea surgery, had complained of severe eye pain on Sunday night.

The nurse on duty had said the pain was normal in view of her ailment and left her unattended. But her son Soumen found big black ants nibbling at both her eyelids and the patient helplessly writhing in pain. The family has demanded a judicial probe into the death. The relatives filed an FIR at the Bhawanipur police station.

Hospital Superintendent Sukumar Das said a five-member inquiry committee has been set up to probe the incident.
Wednesday, November 16, 2005 :: ::
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