People block road as woman dies after birth of child in GMC

Protesting people blocking Jammu-Rajouri-Poonch highway as woman dies of ‘medical negligence’ in Rajouri hospital. -Excelsior/Bhat
Protesting people blocking Jammu-Rajouri-Poonch highway as woman dies of ‘medical negligence’ in Rajouri hospital. -Excelsior/Bhat

*DC assures Magisterial enquiry

Excelsior Correspondent

RAJOURI, Aug 7: The relatives and other people today staged strong protest demonstration and blocked road for about three hours after a young woman  died a few hours after giving birth to a child at GMC Rajouri late last evening.
On Sunday, the relatives of the deceased woman, accusing the doctors of negligence, held strong protest demonstrated by placing the dead body on the road in front of the Police Station, Rajouri and when no one in the Administration and Police Station listened to them, they moved to the Jammu- Rajouri-Poonch highway near Salani bridge and blocked it. Sarpanch Sanjeev Mangu and Guru Ravidas Sabha district president Kewal Krishna were leading the protest. The protesters raised slogans against  district administration and GMC administration and GMC doctors.

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Raju Sharma, husband of the deceased woman Usha Devi, told on Saturday, he had taken his wife to GMC Hospital, Rajouri after she was having labour pain where she had a normal delivery and she gave birth to a child. But after giving birth to the child, the doctors did not pay any attention to her and did not come to see her at all. Raju told that after giving birth to the child her wife started bleeding and it did not stop and gradually all the blood flowed out from the body, but none of the doctors or other nurses paid much attention despite our requests, due to which she died in the evening.
Protestor remained adamant on the demand of Government job to the husband of the deceased woman besides registering a case of murder against the doctors. The highway remained blocked for about three hours. Then DC Rajouri Vikas Kundal arrived there assured  that a magisterial inquiry would be conducted into the whole matter and FIR would also be lodged against the accused doctors.
He told that recommendation will be sent to the Government for the job of the woman’s husband. After the assurance from DC Rajouri, the family calmed down and took the woman’s body for the last rites.