Bilal Ahmad

Newborn dies of alleged negligence at SDH Sopore

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Family stages protest, demand action against erring doctors

Sopore: A newborn died allegedly due to doctors’ negligence in Sub-District Hospital Sopore (SDH) sparking protests against the errant doctors including Block Medical Officer (BMO) Sopore.
Talking to media-persons, a distressed father Waseen Rasool Malik of Tujjar Sharief Sopore, alleged that his new-born baby died due to the negligence of doctors at SDH Sopore.
He said that today at 7am, he admitted his wife Sameena Begum to the Labour Room at the hospital and the doctor present there advised them for immediate USG.
“After checking the USG report the doctor told us that the baby is in normal condition in the mother’s womb and the baby’s movement is also alright and asked us to wait for some time for delivery of the baby,” Rasool said.
“We were waiting till 10.30 am, when a day duty doctor came into the labour room to examine my wife. During checkup she gave her two injections and soon after my wife delivered a dead baby,” he said.
He however said that the baby could not survive due to the delay, poor healthcare of doctors and BMO.
Meanwhile, the family was joined by some locals at SDH Sopore alleging sheer negligence by the doctors.
They were shouting slogans against erring doctors and BMO and demanded action against them.
Block Medical Officer (BMO), Dr. Zulfikar said that it was a matter of investigation.
“A team of doctors including Dr. Abdul Hameed Khan (consultant Medicine), Dr. Basharat (consultant Gynea) and Dr. Naveed Shahzad (consultant Pediatric) has been constituted to investigate the death of neonate,” he said. He said the team has been directed to submit a detailed report within two days.

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