PDD responsible for Baramulla infant deaths: CSFK

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Dec 24: The Valley-based Civil Society members Monday expressed serious concern over the prevalent erratic power supply to hospitals.
Referring to the tragic incident in which two infants died at District Hospital Baramulla earlier this month, the Civil Society Forum Kashmir (CSFK) said the infants died due to power breakdown in the hospital. “So the responsibility equally lies on the Power Development Department (PDD). We were surprised to see that the brunt was faced by the medical faculty only.”
Two infants died in SNCU at district hospital Baramulla on December 14. The neonates allegedly died as the hospital authorities failed to provide power supply to SNCU continuously for 4 hours.
In a statement issued here today, CSFK General Secretary said the enquiry report about the tragic death of these infants should be made public to answer certain vital queries.
“It is necessary to establish whether PDD had given prior intimation to the hospital authorities about the curtailment on the day when these deaths occurred,” he said.
Pertinently, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah who is looking after Power portfolio blamed the doctors and the paramedical staff for the infant deaths.
He said the healthcare institutions should be on the priority list of every service provider in the government. “It is also important that our healthcare professionals should take their job seriously and government should provide all required backup support to them to run the essential services smoothly.”
The Forum said that critical care equipment like life support systems, operation theaters, intensive care units, labs and high end sophisticated equipment go defunct in hospitals due to erratic power supply.
The forum asked PDD to ensure uninterrupted power supply to the hospitals.

Lastupdate on : Mon, 24 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 24 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Tue, 25 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST




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