Pulwama erupts as patient dies for want of doctors

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Pulwama: The death of a trader sparked a protest against doctors in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday.

The protesters who amid rains alleged that due to absence of doctors in the hospital during late hours on Sunday, they were forced to shift a patient to Srinagar who according to them died on way.

“My cousin Manzoor Ahmed Sheikh son of Muhammad Abdullah, a resident of Aarihal Pulwama complained of heartache on Sunday night. We rushed him to the District Hospital Pulwama but to our surprise and shock, not a single doctor was present in the hospital,” a protester said.

He added that without wasting any time, they managed a private vehicle and tried to shift the patient to SKIMS Srinagar, “after covering a distance of some 4 The protesters demanded stringent punishment for the negligent doctors who according to them play with the lives of the people. “It is the responsibility of the hospital head to manage the affairs of the hospital. The authorities should take him to task. We sincerely believe that Manzoor could have been saved if there would have been any doctor present in the hospital,” the protesters said.

“I don’t know about anything about it. Let me verify it, will come back to you,” said in charge Medical Superintendent Pulwama hospital Dr A.G. Dar. 

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