Woman dies after abortion


Tral:  At a time when the State Government is declaring cash rewards to prevent female foeticide, a shocking incident has occurred in South Kashmir’s Tral town where a lady doctor allegedly conducted an abortion of a female who soon after the operation developed some complications and breathed her last at SMHS Hospital.

Reports said that people staged protest in Tral towns after the death and demanded immediate arrest of the husband of the deceased woman and the lady doctor.

Residents said that a lady doctor (name withheld) conducted abortion of a 21 year old married woman on the instructions of her husband Farooq Ahmed Kumhar at her private nameless clinic located opposite Sub District Hospital Tral.

Soon after the operation, the condition of patient worsened and the said lady doctor admitted her in SDH Tral where after checkup she was referred to SMHS hospital Srinagar. Following the instructions of the doctors, the husband of the patient shifted her to Srinagar where the woman breathed her last on Wednesday.

Demanding stern punishment for the lady doctor and the husband of the deceased woman, family members of the woman staged protest in Tral and blocked traffic for hours. Protestors alleged that the said lady doctor in the past as well has performed such operations in lieu of hefty sums. 

Reports identified the deceased woman as Mehmooda Banoo  from Satoora, Tral. 

When contacted Block Medical Officer, Tral, Dr Shakeel Ahmed said that they have conducted the post mortem of the deceased woman and are waiting for the FSL report. “We will take action only after getting the report,” he said.

Director Health Service Kashmir, Dr Saleem-ur-Rehman said that the lady doctor will certainly face the music if her guilt is proved. (CNS)

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