Woman dies at district hospital Kulgam, family alleges medical negligence

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Kulgam: A 35-year-old woman from South Kashmir’s Kulgam died after she was allegedly continuously kept on high flow oxygen, reported a local news agency, KNO.

Quoting her brother, Tariq Yousuf, the report said that the woman went to a private clinic at Kulgam for routine check-up on 6th February at around 05:00 am the doctors at the clinic advised to her to go hospital for oxygen support for sometime as her oxygen level was around 80.

“My sister first visited the private clinic where a doctor told her you are fine and just your oxygen level is little bit low and visit hospital,” Yousuf said.

However, she has continuously been kept on high flow oxygen for hours together due to which her lungs got damaged and subsequently died, he said.

He further added that her sister repeatedly requested doctors not to keep her on high flow oxygen as she is facing some issues with it despite that she was continuously kept on high flow oxygen and till her death she was kept on oxygen support.

Meanwhile, Medical Superintendent District Hospital Kulgam Dr. Muzzafar Zargar told KNO that patient was suffering from Myotonia and they are going to enquire the matter and statement of concerned doctor will be recorded too.

Yousuf further requested authorities that matter must be investigated at an earliest and strict action must be taken against the staff members involved in the alleged medical negligence.

The lady namely Sholi Jan, daughter of Mohammad Yousuf Khanday of Soppar Kulgam died at District hospital on Monday.

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