Kishtwar man dies of alleged medical negligence

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Dec 6: A family today held a protest at GMC Anantnag alleging that their patient died due to the alleged medical “negligence” on part of the doctors.
The relatives of the patient who died said that due to the callousness of the doctors there, they were not able to take him to Srinagar for further treatment as the doctor kept on telling them that he was fine.
According to a relative of the man from the Marwah area of Kishtwar, the patient was taken to GMC Anantnag on Sunday where ECG and other tests were carried and after that, the doctor who attended the patient told the family that he was fine and there was no need to worry. “He prescribed some medicines and asked us to take the patient home,” one of the relatives of the deceased said.
The family, as per the advice of the doctor, took the patient to their rented accommodation at Ashajipora Anantnag. “But, at around 8:30 pm on Sunday, the patient started to wither in pain and we again took him to the hospital where the same doctor saw him,” the family said.
They added that the doctor again told them that there was nothing to worry about and prescribed one more tablet and advised an additional injection after which the patient stabilized and they were told to take the patient home.
“We asked them to give us the bed so that patient remains under the observation of the doctors, but the doctor told us to take him home,” the family said.
In the morning, the family said that the patient once again complained of pain and was brought back to GMC Anantnag where he died. “The doctor was callous; we would have taken him to SKIMS, but he kept saying that he was fine,” the family said.
On the other side, the authorities at the hospital said that an investigation will be carried out into the matter if the family submits a representation in this regard. The In-Charge Medical Superintendent has said that action would be taken against those involved.