Family alleges medical negligence after pregnant lady dies in north Kashmir

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The family members of a pregnant lady, who died on Sunday, alleged medical negligence and protested against the hospital administration in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

A local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO), reported that the family members raised slogans against the hospital authorities of Government Medical College (GMC) Baramulla and also damaged the hospital property.

She died two days after her new-born baby died at Srinagar hospital due to medical negligence, the family alleged. The deceased was identified as 19-year-old Asmat Farooq, wife of Hilal Ahmad Shah of Peernia area of Boniyar.

The father of the deceased lady told KNO that his daughter was admitted to the hospital on 3 September as she suffered from severe infection. “During treatment at GMC Baramulla, she was diagnosed with IUD of her six months fetus, due to which severe infection was caused in her body and doctors removed the infectious fetes to save her. But unfortunately they couldn’t save her,” he said.

Meanwhile, Medical Superintendent of GMC Baramulla, Dr. Masood Ahmad said that they have approached the concerned police station and have registered a complaint in this regard against the family for damaging the hospital property.

He further stated that after registering the complaint, police has started investigation and assured strict action. (KNO)

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