Appeal for upgrading health facilities in rural hospitals
Srinagar, Aug 24: Doctors in Kashmir valley have demanded a fair and transparent probe into the whole incident in Sub District Hospital Sopore where a neonate had died last week.
Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) said it held an Executive body meeting under the chairmanship of President Dr G M Mir and demanded a fair probe into the incident
“If any of our doctor is found guilty should be taken to the task as per the existing CSR rules. Moreover, the we will not act as mute spectator if any biased action is taken against any doctor by succumbing to the pressure created by few persons,” DAK spokesman Dr Mir Mushtaq said in a statement.
“Any such impartial and unjustified action will be repelled by strong repercussion and the authorities will be solely responsible for that,” it said.
DAK said that a neonate was referred from SDH Sopore to GB pant Hospital born with an Apgar Score of zero. Dr Suhail Naik after finding the child was critically ill and could not have been handled at primary care level institute like SDH Sopore referred him, as per the established protocol, to GB Pant Hospital, where, unfortunately, the baby. DAK expressed its full sympathies with the family of the deceased.
“A smear campaign going on to tarnish the image of doctors in general and Dr Suhail Naik in particular,” it said.
Society of Dental Surgeons, J&K, (SDSJK) and Society of Consultant Doctors have supported DAK’s demand.
The doctors requested the government to upgrade the health facilities at district and sub district hospitals so that timely intervention when needed be given to patients so as to save precious lives. (KNS)