Chaos in hospitals as injured pour in

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Srinagar, Aug 1: City hospitals continued to reel under chaos and panic on Sunday when scores of people injured by police and CRPF bullets were rushed in for treatment.
 More than 30 people were injured in various parts of valley in police and paramilitary CRPF action.
 City’s SMHS Hospital received more than 10 injured and two youth of Pampore were brought dead.
 Fayaz Ahmad of Pampore was wreathing in pain when a nurse applied medicines on his wound. “He has a bullet injury in his neck,” the nurse said.
 “Police and CRPF fired on him when he was standing outside his house. It is inhuman and repression,” said Fayaz’s uncle.
 Doctors too had a tough time as the count of seriously injured swelled by evening.
 Drenched in blood, Muzzaffar Hussain of Pampore was hit by bullet in the abdomen. “He has been operated upon and is recuperating,” said a senior doctor in SMHS.
 Among the 10 injured, two injured- Fayaz Ahmad and Feroz Ahmad- were hit by bullets and teargas shells on neck and eye today in Pampore.
 “Since morning I have no time for break. Injured continued to pour in from everywhere. Some of the injured were very serious,” the doctor said.
 “I carried three seriously injured people from Pampore to SMHS today. They were hit by bullets by police and CRPF during the protests,” said an ambulance driver of Pampore hospital.
 Not only in SHMS Hospital, the injured continued to pour in SKIMS, Bone and Joint Hospital and other hospitals.
 In SKIMS, at least 35 patients have been admitted from Saturday, five of them today from different parts of Kashmir. Three of them, whose condition is known to be very critical, have been kept in Intensive Care Surgical Unit. “Of 35 only two have been hit by teargas shells rest all have been hit by bullets,” said a senior doctor.
 Among today’s injured, one Afroza Bano of Pampore succumbed to injuries in SKIMS and the condition of Bilal Ahmad of Pampore is said to be very critical. “It was a hectic day for us here. Several serious cases of injured were rushed here,” said an employee at SKIMS who maintains data of patients at the registration counter.
 In Bone and Joint Hospital, massive rush of patients and attendants was witnessed who had come for bone fracture and trauma treatment. “More than 26 patients had been admitted here for treatment since Saturday,” an administrative official in the hospital said. He said five persons who have got fractures in different parts of their bodies were admitted today.
 Sources said the ambulances of LD hospital were not allowed to move out from hospital premises. “Families of several pregnant ladies had called the hospital for ambulance. But police did not allow them to move out,” they said.

Lastupdate on : Sun, 1 Aug 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 1 Aug 2010 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Mon, 2 Aug 2010 00:00:00 IST




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