JAMMU: In view of three deaths of children in government hospitals, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today warned the doctors and asked them to quit jobs if they cannot perform their duties.
“This is a cruel joke with the people. I am annoyed that we have given facilities, we have given generators, raised infrastructure and nurses were sent to Delhi for specialised training but alas, both the infants died due to cold,” Abdullah told reporters at the sidelines of a function here this afternoon.
The Chief Minister said that he is annoyed over the incidents. “If the doctors and nurses getting salaries cannot perform their duties and don’t want to work, they can leave but do not make joke of innocent people,” Abdullah added.
Baramulla health centre of Kashmir was inaugurated a month ago with better facilities and two gensets were also provided to meet the power shortage at the time of emergency, he said adding, “if doctors do not perform, they must quit their jobs.”
The Chief Minister however, said that enquiry in both the cases is in progress and the authorities have been directed to submit the report in days.
“If required, I will personally investigate the matter and take an appropriate action against the staff and doctors responsible for negligence,” he added.
Two infants died of cold in Baramulla district while a child died in Jammu due to a corn seed struck in his throat. He was not timely operated upon. Jammu and Kashmir Government yesterday sealed the private clinic of Government Medical College and Hospital, Jammu Principal Dr Aniece Choudhary for allegedly being negligent in treating the kid and carrying on with private practice.
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