Two days after delivery woman dies in Anantnag hospital
Family alleges medical negligence, authorities order probe
Anantnag: A woman from Bijbehara area of Anantnag district died two days after delivering a baby. Following the death of the woman her family alleged that she died of medical negligence. Meanwhile, authorities have ordered a probe and termed the allegations baseless.
Rozi Jan, wife of Showkat Ahmad resident of Beigh Bagh Bijbehara who was admitted on 25 of July at the ‘Maternity and Child Care hospital’ delivered a baby after going through caesarian procedure. The woman died two days after the procedure.
One of her family members said that she was doing well till Monday however, she developed some complications during the night.
“We called the doctors at least 20 times but their response was that she is all right and was pretending to be ill. She was left unattended and provided no timely treatment as a result of which she died,” Lateef Ahmad, the victim’s uncle said.
“On Tuesday morning when they saw that her condition has worsened she was taken to the operation theatre at around 6 am and at 9 am in the morning they informed us that the patient has died,” he added.
He said that his niece had died at 6 am in the morning but the doctors in order to hide their negligence kept her in the operation theatre for three hours just to show that they were treating her.
“Had they acted on time, she would not have died like this,” he said, adding that doctors here are playing with the life of the patients.
The family members later demanded action against the doctors and para-medics involved in negligence.
Pertinently, after her death, some of the attendants vandalised the hospital infrastructure including the ambulance in which one staff member was injured.
Principal, Government Medical College Anantnag, Dr Showkat Jeelani said that a committee has been set up to unveil the facts.
“She had delivered a baby on Monday afternoon, her oxygen saturation dropped on Tuesday morning and doctors decided to shift her to Srinagar for ventilator support but was disallowed by her family members,” he added.
He said that an enquiry committee has been constituted to look into the allegations of the family members and anyone involved in negligence will be dealt according to the law.
“The committee has been tasked to submit their report within one week,” he said adding that nobody will be spared in case negligent attitude has been resorted to by any medico or paramedical staff.