Srinagar: A shocking incident took place in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar’s G.B. Pant hospital, wherein an infant girl was burnt to death due to the negligence of the hospital authorities, the family of the deceased alleged.
Talking to The Kashmir Walla, a family member said that due to the negligence of the authorities, “our girl died.”
Addressing the issue, a family member said that earlier the mother gave birth to a baby girl in Noora hospital, Zainakote area in Srinagar outskirts, from where the child was shifted to GB Pant hospital in Srinagar, “The doctors advised us to take her to (GB Pant) hospital saying that the baby requires some additional care,” said Nisar Ahmad Bhat, infant’s paternal uncle.
Dr. Saika Zahoor of Noora hospital, who had advised the referring of the infant to GB hospital said that she had low glucose level and required professional attention, “The baby was completely healthy at the time of the delivery. However, her feet turned blue and her glucose levels were going down. So, she was referred to GB hospital,” Dr. Zahoor said.
In the following moments, she was shifted to G.B. Pant hospital at 11 PM on 1 February, where she was admitted for two days.
“She was placed in the front of a heat blower in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). We told the administration that it can be harmful, to which the admin responded rudely,” Mr. Bhat said.
“We are doctors, and we know what to do,” he quoted doctors, telling him.
Adding to it, he alleged that the baby was healthy when she was born, but due to the negligence of the hospital administration, she died.
According to the family, baby’s skin had turned red and it was noticed by one of her uncles, “He was not allowed inside the ICU, however, his curiosity led him inside the ICU where he witnessed the health of the baby had deteriorated.”
The family also alleged that the hospital administration denied them an ambulance to take their dead neonate child home. However, they were provided a vehicle, not an ambulance, in which they took their dead child home.
The Kashmir Walla also tried to reach the Medical Superintendent of GB hospital but was not available.