Pregnant Woman operated by nurses, dies

BARAMULLA: After being “operated upon by nurses” in District Hospital Baramulla, a 35-year-old pregnant woman has died last night outside Lal Ded hospital in Srinagar. 
Identified as Shameema Begum, wife of Sajad Ahmad, a resident of Halarpeerniyan in Boniyar tehsil of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district,
Begum, according to her relatives, was admitted at the hospital on May 2 after she developed labour pain.
“Despite being informed by the doctors that Shameema will have a normal delivery. However, the nurses, later on the directions of the doctors carried out a surgery,” Zakir Ahmad, relative of the deceased said.
“When the surgery was done, the nurses couldn’t stitch back the sliced portion of the body. She was bleeding profusely, following which they got nervous and referred us to LD hospital Srinagar. As we reached outside the hospital gate, Shameema passed away,” the relative said.
Meanwhile, the Medical Superintendent District Hospital Baramulla, Dr Syed Masood has promised action.
He said that they have constituted a team to investigate the incident. “Whosoever is found guilty will be dealt under law,” he promised.

Medical negligence: Toddler dies
BHADERWAH: A toddler has died due to alleged negligence of a government doctor in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir following which he was suspended.    
18-month-old Sumreena Bano was yesterday taken to the clinic run by paediatric specialist Dr Rattan Singh Manhas in Doda for treatment, Shaheda Begum, mother of the infant, said.         
“We took our daughter for routine check-up as she was suffering from fever and common cold. Dr Manhas gave her an injection when the child’s condition deteriorated,” the mother alleged.   
The girl’s mother alleged the doctor shifted her to the Doda district hospital.          
As the news of the death spread, people gathered outside the clinic and demanding suspension and arrest of the doctor.
Later in the evening, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Doda, Dr Kulbhushan ordered the suspension of Dr Manhas and initiated an inquiry into the incident.       
The child’s parents asked as to how a government doctor could run a private clinic.  


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