14-month old Zikra's case | Admin constitutes committee to probe alleged medical negligence

The district administration has constituted a committee to investigate the alleged medical negligence in the case of 14-month-old Zikra.

Additional District Magistrate Srinagar has constituted a three-member committee headed by Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Srinagar.

“Sanction is hereby accorded to constitution of the following committee for fixing responsibility for alleged medical negligence at ASG Hospital Srinagar in the case of minor baby girl namely Zikra (aged 14 months),” the order reads.

Chief Medical Officer, Srinagar will be Chairman of the committee while representative of Opthamology Department, SMHS, Srinagar will be its member and any other expert to be co-opted as member by CMO, Srinagar, the order reads

“The above committee shall submit its report to the office of the District Magistrate, Srinagar within a period of 15 days from the date of issuance of this order,” the order reads.

Earlier, Zikra’s family had claimed that an overdose of anaesthesia by the medicos at a private hospital in Srinagar has damaged her brain when she was undergoing treatment a year ago.