Family blames medical negligence for man's death

Ghulam Rasool Shergojri was brought to the hospital in Bandipora after he complained of chest pain at his home in Quil village in the morning.

Family of a 60-year-old man Friday blamed medical negligence by a doctor at the district hospital here for his death.  

Ghulam Rasool Shergojri was brought to the hospital in Bandipora after he complained of chest pain at his home in Quil village in the morning. 

"We shifted him to district hospital Bandipora for treatment where doctors did not attend to him properly and he died due to cardiac arrest in the doctor’s room,” said Javid Ahmad, son of the deceased.

“The doctor who was present on duty delayed the treatment while my father was screaming with pain. The doctor gave him some medicines for stomach pain while he was suffering from chest pain."

Javid blamed “sheer negligence” and misdiagnosis by the doctors for his father’s death. 

However, the chief medical officer at the hospital denied the allegations saying Shergojri was brought to the facility dead. 

"The patient had complained of chest pain and the concerned doctor after attending to him properly conducted an ECG on the table of his room which was flat as the patient had died even before the doctor could diagnose him,” said Dr Bilquees, the CMO. 

“He conducted a portable ECG and there is no negligence on part of the doctor."

Dr Bilquees said a team constituted to probe the death for the satisfaction of the family will submit its findings within two days.

Shergojri’s family has demanded “strict action” against the concerned doctor.