Doctor injures Septuagenarian patient critically


Srinagar: A patient was referred to SMHS hospital Srinagar after he was allegedly manhandled by two doctors at Sub-District Hospital Pattan in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Confirming the incident Station House Officer Pattan said that a formal case has been registered and investigation has been taken up to ascertain the facts. Police intervened under public pressure who assembled outside the hospital demanding stern punishment to the ‘erring’ doctor.

Eyewitnesses told CNS that a septuagenarian patient (retired Health employee) vide MRD number 21255 was admitted at SDH Pattan after he felt dizziness. “There was a BUMS doctor present in the OPD. The patient demanded that an allopathic doctor should see him. This infuriated the doctor who slapped the patient while another doctor hit the head of the patient with a blood pressure machine resulting in profuse bleeding,” witnesses said and identified the patient as Muhammad Sultan Sheikh son of Abdul Gafaar, a resident of Pattan.

The undesirable action on the doctors sparked protest while people demanded stringent punishment to the erring doctors Mehrajuddin and Imtiyaz Ahmed.

“It is very unfortunate. It should not have happened. We have referred the patient to SMHS hospital vide government receipt number 899. Inquiry has been started to ascertain the facts,” Block Medical Officer Dr Manzoor told CNS.

Meanwhile, Dr Imtiyaz Ahmed one of the doctors involved in the assault said that he does not want to work in the hospital where according to him working conditions are not conducive.

Pertinently, last month a patient namely Ishfaq Ahmed had accused the same doctor of assault and had even registered a complaint in police station Pattan, however the complaint according to locals was not admitted by the police. (CNS) 


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