Probe in LD hospital fiasco says SOP not followed
Srinagar: The internal inquiry that was ordered into the incident that occurred on Friday at Lala Ded Hospital has blamed the doctor for not adhering to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) by not admitting the patient. However, the report says that the doctor has treated the patient as per the protocol in concurrence with the Clinical Assessment.
The incident that occurred wherein a lady was brought in from Kupwara and instead of admitted the patient, the doctor has asked the family to take her back ‘as there was no indication of delivery.’
The inquiry report that has been submitted to the Principal, GMC Srinagar and the Medical Superintendent of the hospital has stated clearly that the doctor has examined the patient on arrival “…clinical assessment/ USG findings did not anticipate a precipitate delivery in her.”
However, the report has cornered the doctor for not following the SOP for referrals, and instead asked the family to take her home.
“In pursuance of order no GD/HOD/3510-3511 Dated: 19-01-2019, issued by the Head of the Department OBG in response to Medical Superintendent LD Hospital communication No PA/MS/47/2019/3997-4001 Dated 18-01-2019. The constituted committee met in the office chamber of Prof (Dr) Farhat Jabeen, Chairperson of the enquiry committee today on 19-01-2019 and after threadbare discussion in the matter, following is the enquiry committee report.”
“The members investigated the matter under the chairpersonship of Prof (Dr) Farhat Jabeen. The doctor on duty who had seen the patient was called and the doctor reported that after examining the patient…all normal deliveries normotensive with unknown dates was not in Labour as per vaginal examination of patient as documented in emergency ticket,” the report read.
“The said doctor sent the patient for further investigations and ultrasound. Ultrasound findings were suggestive of 34-weeks baby with breech presentation and the doctor with her clinical assessment/ USG findings did not anticipate a precipitate delivery in her, although unfortunately the Doctor in duty went against the SOP for referrals by not admitting the patient,” the report added.
Medical Superintendent of the hospital while commenting on the report said that clinically the doctor has done what the investigation showed, “but on sending her home, the doctor has decided on her own,” Dr Shabir Siddiquie said.
The internal departmental inquiry will be followed by the institutional inquiry, which will decide the fate of the doctor. Pertinently, the hospital administration has put the doctor under suspension.