No healing touch for 2 injured for want of doctors, staff in Kupwara hospital

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By Fast Kashmir on 12/12/2017.

No healing touch for 2 injured for want of doctors, staff in Kupwara hospital

 

MoS health assures action against those found at fault

Kupwara, Dec 12: Unaccountability and lack of health care in Kupwara hospital came to light on Tuesday when two persons injured in an accident on Tuesday had to wait for treatment in Kupwara hospital for one hour and eventually return empty handed.

In fact, the injured had to undertake a journey of over 20 kilometers more to get the treatment and that too in a lesser equipped hospital in Sogam area in the border district.

“There was no paramedic employee or doctor present in casualty of the hospital. We waited for almost an hour. When nobody turned up we were forced to take them to Sogam hospital for treatment, more that 20 Kms from Kupwara,” family members of the injured duo said. “The blood was oozing from their heads,” they said.

The duo– Mohammad Shaban Ganie (40) and Ishfaq Ahmad Mir (35), both residents of Wavoora village in Lolab Valley, had suffered head injuries in the accident at Lolab bye pass.

“The medical staff is playing with the lives of patients and accident victims in particular. We were forced to take the injured to Sogam hospital from district headquarters for treatment and in the process they lost huge blood,” they said, adding, “They could have died for want of treatment. Who was to be blamed?”

Dr Prasad Singh, Chief Medical Officer Kupwara said, “I am in a meeting and can talk to you after sometime.” He didn’t pick phone later.

Minister for health Minister of State for Health and Medical Education and Social Welfare, Asiea Naqash when contacted by GNS assured appropriate action against concerned.

“Now that you have brought the matter into my notice, appropriate action would be taken against those found at fault,” She said. (GNS)

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