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Odisha woman death: Team of doctors conducts spot survey

A 62-year-old destitute woman, Jagyasini Bhoi, who once had leprosy, had died a silent death in her house and was deprived of a decent burial.

Published: 08th June 2017 11:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th June 2017 11:40 AM   |  A+A-

The body of the old woman being taken on a bicycle.

The body of the old woman being taken on a bicycle.

By Express News Service

SONEPUR: A day after Jagyasini Bhoi, who was once afflicted with leprosy, died a silent death in her house and was deprived of a decent burial, a team of officials conducted on the spot inquiry on Tuesday.

Bhoi of Saharapali village under Jaloe gram panchayat of Ulunda block in the district was living on the outskirts of the village in a rickety house after being shunned by the villagers for leprosy. 

The team comprising District Leprosy Officer and Dr Jaya Prakash Pradhan and accompanied by District Leprosy Consultant Dr Dayasis Sahu, ANM Parvabati Purohit, anganwadi worker of Saharapali, Kalpana Bhoi and Ward Member Sanatan Meher interacted with the villagers. They learnt that due to delay in availing treatment after being diagnosed with leprosy, she had lost her fingers and toes in the early days of her affliction.

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