Hospital Ransacked, Doctors Beaten After Medical ‘Negligence’

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Maternity and Childcare Hospital (MCCH) Anantnag

Committee set up to unveil facts: Principal GMC Anantnag

ANANTNAG: Attendants of a patient, who died due to alleged medical negligence, Tuesday morning ransacked Maternity and Child Care Hospital (MCCH) in Anantnag.

Rozi Jan, 26, a resident of Beighbagh delivered a baby at MCCH Anantnag on Monday afternoon. She was normal till Tuesday early morning when she complained of uneasiness. “We told the doctors but no one came to see her. We were told she is alright. She eventually passed away in the morning,” a family member was quoted as saying. “She could have been saved had the doctors attended on her,” the family member said.

The attendants then lost their cool and ransacked the hospital infrastructure including the ambulance.

Medical Superintendent MCCH Anantnag Dr M Andrabi denied the lady died due to medical negligence. “She went unwell on Tuesday morning and we wanted her to shift to Srinagar for ventilator support. The attendants did not allow that and instead vandalised the hospital and beat up doctors and other staff members. During this time, she passed away,” Dr Andrabi said.

He said one of the staff members got injured and received stitches.

The MCCH is associated hospital of Government Medical College Anantnag. It receives patients from four districts including Anantnag, Kulgam, Banihal and Kishtwar. There is no ventilator available and the hospital has just one theatre with two beds. 

Principal Government Medical College Anantnag Dr Showkat Jeelani said a committee has been set up to unravel the facts. “She had delivered a baby on Monday afternoon. On Tuesday morning, her oxygen saturation dropped. The doctors decided to shift her to Srinagar for ventilator support but was not allowed by her family members,” he said.

When asked that the family was blaming doctors for not attending on her, he replied, “I can’t say anything right now. We have set up a committee to unveil facts.”

The MCCH is associated hospital of Government Medical College Anantnag. It receives patients from four districts including Anantnag, Kulgam, Banihal and Kishtwar.

There is no ventilator available and the hospital has just one theatre with two beds. The MCCH Anantnag was also earlier in the news after the death of three pregnant women there. (KINS)

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