Woman dies of alleged ‘doctors’ negligence’

Srinagar: Kin of a woman who died at Sub District Hospital Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district have accused doctors of the hospital of negligence.

A 12-year-old boy died of haemophilia in SMHS because the drugs to treat him were not available at the hospital.

Suffering from Asthama, a middle-aged woman Afshana wife of Bashir Ahmed Paloo, resident of Takiyabal in Sopore, was admitted at SDH Sopore, however she breathed her last in the hospital.

The family members alleged that Afshana died due to the negligence on the part of doctors and other medical staff. “Doctors assured us that the condition of patient is normal,” said Junaid Bashir, the deceased woman’s son. 

Meanwhile, hospital authorities have denied the allegations of family members and said the woman died of natural causes.

However, in the death of a 12 year old haemophilia patient of Tral in south Kashmir’s district Pulwama, doctors have admitted that lack of drugs might have been a contributor to his death.

According to the reports, Inaam Bhat was in a critical condition from last ten days. “He was continuously visiting the hospital from last couple of days but he died as the drugs to treat him were not available in the hospital,” another haemophilia patient, Aadil said.

Medical Superintendent, SMHS, Dr Nazir Choudhary, while admitting lack of haemophilia drugs in the hospital was ‘unaware’ of the death.


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