Rashid demands CBI probe
Srinagar, May 17: Terming the infant deaths as disturbing, MLA Langate Er. Rasheed Thursday demanded a CBI probe to ascertain the cause of these fatalities.
“There should be a thorough CBI probe in the infant deaths so that people responsible are booked for the negligence, the one-man commission appointed by the government should cooperate in the investigations,” Rashid told reporters here.
Accompanied by his supporters, Rashid today held demonstrations outside the GB Pant Children’s Hospital here against what he called the ‘criminal negligence’ by the hospital administration.
“It is nothing short of a mass murder of our children,” Rashid said.
Calling the probe ordered in the matter a face saving exercise by the government, the MLA said they should either close the hospital or upgrade the facilities immediately. “We know that the head of the commission is a competent person but what can he do before bureaucratic pressure,” Rashid said.
He said that bureaucratic pressure is a big obstacle that does not allow ministers to take actions against such heinous crimes or else the entire administration should be behind the bars. “The children admitted in the GB Pant Hospital get lower level of treatment as most of the doctors posted in the hospital are busy in private practice. This has to stop, otherwise the situation would be worse,” he said.
“I will lodge an FIR against the doctors in connection with the deaths,” Rashid said.
“The civil administration of the valley is also responsible for the negligence that made the situation in the hospital worse,” he said.
He said the main aim of holding this protest was to ‘awaken those doctors who with their negligent approach have stained their noble profession.’
“Firstly all the private clinics wherein doctors are doing private practice should be sealed,” Rashid said.
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