Another baby dies at GB Pant Hospital
More Infants ‘Almost Dead’ In ICU; Attendants Blame ‘Negligent’ Doctors
Srinagar, May 12: Saturday evening Rafeeqa kissed her one-day old nephew for the last time at G B Pant Children’s Hospital here. As she carried him out of the Intensive Care Unit, dead, the baby’s father was in rage.
Attendants accused doctors of the hospital for “killing their sons and daughters.”
Muhammad Yusuf of Dalgate told Greater Kashmir that his son died due to the negligence of doctors. “He was born at 8 pm on Friday at Lal Ded Hospital. Doctors referred him to this godforsaken hospital and we are carrying his dead body home,” he said, adding that the doctors should be punished.
“Doctors said there was no ventilator available. Here kids die so easily no one can imagine,” said the angry, tearful Rafeeqa. As she walked through the corridor, more women kissed the baby, wailing on the death of an innocent who was “yet to see colors of life”. As more women gathered rage tore through men who shouted and called for action. “This is all because of doctors. Yesterday six children were carried like this. It continues to happen here and nobody cares. His death will bring justice for those who are being destined to die so easily due to inefficient doctors,” said a mother, Kulsoom.
A few attendants said there were more children dead in the ICU. “They are not telling us what to do with these flowers (babies). They have died but they do not let us leave this place. It is a butchers’ place,” said Muhammad Abdullah of Nagbal Pahalgam. He said Yusuf’s “did not die but was killed due to doctor’s negligence.”
Women said their babies had long died. “This pipe is full of blood. They put this (pipe) into his nose, through throat and ears. Blood oozed from his body parts and he died six days back. But they say he is alive. I want to tell them then why don’t they come and examine him further,” Dilshada said.
HoD G B Pant Hospital, Dr Javid Choudhary had to come a long way from his home only to face the wrath of the furious attendants. “What the hell is going on? Your doctor killed my son and you are absent,” Yusuf shouted. More the HoD tried to cool down the furious attendants, more shouts he had to face. Meanwhile, police, who were already deployed, baton charged the attendants.
Yusuf and Rafeeqa took the baby home in darkness of night.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 12 May 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 12 May 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sun, 13 May 2012 00:00:00 IST
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