Teen dies due to alleged medical negligence, police register case

Police on Tuesday registered a criminal case against thehospital authorities in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir after a teenageboy died due to alleged medical negligence.

Reports said that 17-year-old Saqib Ahmad, a resident ofMarwah, was critically injured after a wall collapsed on him today morning inTapal market of the town.

“He was soon shifted to the district hospital where doctorsreferred him to Jammu hospital and asked his family members to arrange bloodfor him,” said a relative of the deceased. However, he succumbed at thefacility.

As the news of his death spread, the locals staged a protestand demanded that a criminal case be lodged against the Chief Medical Officerand the management of District Hospital Kishtwar.

Meanwhile, police has registered a criminal case against thehospital authorities for alleged medical negligence.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kishtwar, Shakti KumarPathak told Greater Kashmir that a criminal case has been registered againstthe hospital authorities under section 304 (A) of the Ranbir Penal Code (RPC)at police station Kishtwar.

However, CMO Kishtwar, Abdul Majeed rubbished theallegations, saying that the doctors tried their best to save the life of theboy.

“The injured boy was shifted to hospital at 9:55 AM. He hadreceived grievous injures on his head and abdomen. It was difficult to save hislife as per details of the doctor who provided him first-aid,” he said, adding:”The allegations are baseless and the doctors as well as hospital authoritiestried fully to save the life of the boy.”

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