Medical negligence leads to death of lady in Anantnag; medical officer, nurse suspended

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Srinagar: A pregnant lady from Anantnag district, south Kashmir, died due to alleged medical negligence of doctors of Sub-district hospital Seer Hamdan, Anantnag, forcing the top health officials in the area to rush to the hospital.

Officials told that a pregnant lady, Shakeela, wife of Zahoor Ahmad, a 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 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, the protest was called off and dead body was taken to her native area Salia for the last rites.

Meanwhile, Block Medical Officer, Mattan, Anantnag, suspended a medical officer, Dr Ridwana, and a 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 that an inquiry team has been constituted in this regard who have been asked to submit the report within two days. He assured that officials involved in negligence will be dealt strictly. (KNO)

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