Poor healthcare at Children Hospital
Hapless family approaches CM, Health Minister
Srinagar, Apr 12: Irked by poor healthcare facilities at Kashmir’s lone Children Hospital, a family from Saffron Town Pampore has lodged a complaint with Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and Health Minister Sham Lal Sharma, seeking improvement in functioning of the vital institute.
The family of 13-year-old Danish Mukhtar who was admitted in ward no 10 of the hospital on March 27 under MRD Number: 33857, has written letters to the CM and Health Minister complaining about the poor healthcare facilities there.
“My brother had complained of vomiting and stomach pain. We rushed him to Children Hospital however his health deteriorated without showing any improvement. But despite his serious condition the doctors on duty maintained a casual approach,” the letter reads.
“The doctors headed by the Head of Department, Dr Javaid Chowdary diagnosed him for infective hepatitis and prescribed the medicines. But, after that no doctor examined him which further worsened his condition,” the letter said.
The family alleged that there was only a nursing staff present in the ward to look after the patients. “We requested the doctors several times to thoroughly examine him. But they always refused saying he is alright and advised us to continue giving him the prescribed medicines and injections. They also performed all the tests including CBC and LFT but couldn’t locate the actual ailment,” Danish’s brother Umar told Greater Kashmir.
“On March 31, he got unconscious and we thought he is dead. So we shifted him to a private clinic where he recovered in a day,” Umar said.
When contacted, the Medical Superintendent of the hospital, Dr Javaid Chowdary said the patient was not discharged from the hospital. “He left the hospital without obtaining discharge. For infective hepatitis the recovery is expected in a week or above after the proper diet control and regular treatment. But when the family absconded with the patient how can we say what happened after that. The family may be motivated by some unscrupulous elements against the hospital,” he said.
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