Alleged medical negligence leads to death of pregnant woman in Anantnag

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By KNO on 03/05/2020.

Alleged medical negligence leads to death of pregnant woman in Anantnag

Medical officer, staff nurse put under suspension


Anantnag, May 03: A pregnant lady of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district died due to alleged medical of doctors of Sub district hospital Seer Hamdan Anantnag, forcing the top health officials in the area to rush to the hospital and take a stock.

Officials told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that a pregnant lady namely Shakeela wife of Zahoor Ahmad resident of Salia, Anantnag was admitted at Sub District Hospital Anantnag on Saturday night and was later shifted to MCH Anantnag where she breathed her last on Sunday morning.

Soon after her death, family members and relatives of the lady assembled outside sub district hospital Seer and alleged that the lady died due to medical negligence of doctors at Seer.

They alleged that doctors delayed her treatment and later asked to shift her to Maternity and child Care hospital.

Soon after the protest a team of high officials reached to the spot and assured the family that matter will be investigated and officials involved in negligence will be punished.

After the assurance of high officials, protest was called off and dead body was taken to her native area Salia for last rites.

Meanwhile, Block medical officer Mattan in Anantnag has suspended a medical officer Dr Ridwana and staff nurse Zareefa who were on nighty duty when the incident took place. The top health officials also visited the hospital where the lady died to take stock of the situation and find out what caused the death of the lady.

Chief medical officer Anantnag Dr Mukhtar Ahmed told KNO that an inquiry team has been constituted in this regard who have been asked to submit report within two days. He assured that officials involved in negligence will be dealt strictly.

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