Death of lady sparks protest at SDH Kupwara

Death of lady sparks protest at SDH Kupwara

‘CMO had relieved senior Gynecologist after raising voice against shortage of PPE kits’

Sharafat Manzoor
Kupwara: The death of a lady sparked protest at Sub District Hospital Kupwara.
Sources told news agency KNT that a pregnant lady identified as Parveena Begum wife of Akhtar Ali Khan of Depal Machil area of Kupwara district after developing labour pain was admitted at PHC Machil, where she delivered a baby. However, the condition of the lady deteriorated after the delivery and she was immediately shifted to Kupwara hospital where he died.
Family members shortly after the death staged protest against hospital authorities as the members of the victim maintained that the woman died due to ‘sheer negligence of doctors’. They raised slogans against CMO, BMO Kupwara saying that these officers are spending time in their cozy rooms and have turned hospital into slaughter house.
The protestors alleged that doctors at SDH Kupwara were what they termed ‘experimenting on patients as the hospital has been turned into a slaughter house.’
“The hospital has been turned into a slaughter house by inefficient doctors who do experiments on patients to gain experience. The sheer negligence of doctors has claimed the life of the woman,” said a protester.
Hospital sources said that there was a junior Gynecologist present in the hospital. The senior Gynecologist was relieved by the CMO Kupwara from the hospital after she raised her voice against the non-availability of PPE kits in the hospital.
“There was one senior Gynecologist in this hospital. She raised her voice against the shortage of PPE kits. Her action was not tolerated by present Chief Medical Officer and she was first attached and then relieved from the hospital,” said a medico on condition of anonymity.
Sources said that it was because of the absence of any senior Gynecologist in the hospital that woman died.
BMO, Kupwara, Dr Zafar didn’t respond to repeated calls while the cell phone of CMO was received by a man saying that CMO Madam is in a meeting. (KNT)

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