Pulwama Hospital Apologises to Dog Bite Victims


Pulwama—The CMO and the Medical Superintendent, Dr. Abdul Rashid Parra of District Hospital, Pulwama Thursday tendered an apology to all the five dog bite victims who had been denied anti-rabies vaccines in the hospital the other day.

Patients were forced to purchase these vaccines from the market despite their availability in the hospital.

Taking cognisance of Kashmir Observer report in this regard,the Medical Superintendent not only tendered an apology to the patients but also returned the exact amount they had paid for purchasing the vaccines from the market.

Dr. Parra told Kashmir Observer that he has also initiated an inquiry into the matter.

As per the hospital sources, the accused medical staff had admitted to their mistake and informed the inquiry team set up by Dr Parra that a miscommunication had led to the negligence.

 The duo was reprimanded for their negligence and were warned of dire consequences in case of repetition of such a mistake.

Victims were satisfied that a quick action had been taken in this regard. “The Medical Superintendent not only apologised to us personally but also reimbursed us. He ensured us that such a mistake would not be repeated in future”, one of the victims said. 

The victims also thanked Kashmir Observer for bringing the matter to the notice of the concerned authorities.

On Wednesday, the Chief Minster’s grievance cell also took cognisance of the news report and asked the authorities to submit a report in this regard

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