Cuttack: Gangster Sk Hyder who escaped from SCB Medical College and Hospital was suffering from multiple medical complications, said Dr Bhubanananda Maharana, Emergency Officer of SCB MCH.
Hyder had requested his treating doctor for transferring him to an individual cabin in the surgery department. His application was forwarded to the Medical Superintendent and since a cabin was vacant during that time, he was allocated one, said Maharana.
Hyder was suffering from comorbid conditions like diabetes, blood pressure, kidney disease, prostate issues, and bilateral hydrocele. “He was undergoing treatment in Cabin number 5. Once his parameters would have stabilised, Hyder was scheduled to have surgery,” said Dr Maharana.
On the other hand, DCP Prateek Singh said Hyder’s associate Sallu who supplied him food at the hospital, has admitted to being a part of the conspiracy to help the gangster escape. “A massive search operation is on to trace Hyder. We will seek the police remand of Sallu and inquire further about the escape plot,” said Singh.