Patient dies due to alleged negligence at SMHS
Hospital authorities refute allegations
Srinagar, Dec 3: A 55-year-old female patient died in SMHS Hospital here due to alleged negligence of doctors on Saturday.
Azizi Begum wife of Abdul Rashid Lone of Wagub Sopore breathed her last when two doctors allegedly caught hold of her son and the third one started beating him. The incident, according to the deceased’s relatives, happened around 8: 30 AM when Azizi’s son Manzoor Ahmad Lone requested the doctors to treat his mother who was suffering from a severe abdomen pain.
According to deceased’s family, Azizi complained of abdomen pain on Friday and was rushed to Sopore Sub District Hospital where from she was referred to SMHS Hospital for treatment.
“Around 8 30 in the morning, her pain aggravated. Doctors who were present in the ward were requested by the patient’s son to treat her. However, the junior doctors asked him to stay quiet and said they are going to see her after some time,” Nasir Ahmad Lone, a relative of the deceased claimed.
“When the patient’s pain became severe, Manzoor again requested the doctors and in response received beatings from them which resulted in patient’s death due to cardiac arrest. Two doctors caught hold of Manzoor and the third one started beating him ruthlessly. Manzoor’s mother who was dying with pain couldn’t bear this episode and breathed her last,” he alleged.
However, the Hospital authorities refuted the allegations. “A doctor who was not concerned with the ward where this incident happened was present there. He found the patient in critical condition and started treating her accordingly, arranged oxygen and took her ECG on his own,” Medical Superintendent, SMHS, Dr Rafiq Pampori told Greater Kashmir.
“In the meantime, the patient died and the attendants grabbed the doctor’s collar and started beating him ruthlessly. His colleagues arrived there to rescue him which created chaos in the ward,” he added.
Superintendent of Police, Imtiyaz Ismail said, “We have launched preliminary enquiries into the matter under section 157 CRPC and FIR will be registered only after these enquiries are finalized.”
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