House panel report to be tabled in Assembly

‘It Will Be Shocker For Many’

GB PANT HOSPITAL MESS

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, Oct 7: The house panel set up to examine GB Pant Hospital mess and consequent infant deaths will table its report before the Legislative Assembly in the ensuing autumn session.
 The legislature is expected to discuss the sensitive issue threadbare most likely on Tuesday, reliable sources told Greater Kashmir.
 Sources said that the 11 member house panel, which was constituted by the Speaker Legislative Assembly, Muhammad Akbar Lone, has already finalized its report and will table it in the assembly.
 Following a petition filed by two PDP legislators - Peerzada Mansoor Hussain and Basharat Bukhari - and public outrage over the infant deaths at GB Pant Hospital, Lone had instituted inquiry in the matter by 11-member Estimates Committee, headed by National Conference legislator, Choudhary Muhammad Ramzan.
 “The report is recommendatory in nature as it proposes punishment for the guilty in the case. It also recommends corrective measures in the healthcare facilities especially at the lone pediatric hospital in the valley,” sources said.
 The panel report has also spelled out the possible reasons that might have led to hospital mess and subsequent infant deaths.
 Besides Choudhary, other members of the panel include: Dr Mustafa Kamaal, Harshdev Singh, Hakeem Muhammad Yasin, Muhammad Sharief Niaz, GM Saroori, Abdur Rehman Veeri, Yasin Shah, Ashwini Kumar, Peer Afaq, Peerzada Mansoor and Basharat Bukhari.
  Last month, the Speaker had stated that whosoever is indicted by the panel won’t be spared.
  “I will ensure that inquiry is completed within shortest possible time,” Lone had said. Meanwhile, a member of the panel wishing not to be named said that the report may be a shocker for many. He, however, declined to elaborate. “The report may shake the ground beneath many,” he said.
 More than 500 infants have died in the GB Pant hospital in four months from January to April this year compelling Chief Minster Omar Abdullah to pay at least two visits to the hospital and order a separate inquiry by Director SKIMS, Dr Showkat Ahmad Zargar, which indicted the former medical superintendent of the hospital, Dr Javaid Chowdhary.
 The medical superintendent has been transferred and more equipments and manpower has been sanctioned for the hospital.

Lastupdate on : Sun, 7 Oct 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 7 Oct 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Mon, 8 Oct 2012 00:00:00 IST




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