Two expecting mothers lose their babies due to alleged negligence of doctors at SDH Tangmarg

Probe launched, explanation sought from doctors, paramedical staff: SDM

Baramulla, Jul 28 : In a shocking incident, two expecting mothers have lost their babies due to the alleged negligence of doctors at sub-district Hospital (SDH) Tangmarg in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district while the administration has stated that a probe has been launched to ascertain the facts.

According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), scores of family members staged a protest inside SDH Tangmarg against doctors and hospital authorities after their beloved, who was an expecting mother, lost her baby inside the womb. They demanded stern action against the doctors for their alleged negligence.

Shabir Ahmad Lone, husband of the lady patient from Ferozpora locality of Tangmarg told KNO that they have been visiting the hospital for medical checkup for the last three days.

“The doctors had given date for surgery today. However, doctors failed to arrive at the hospital on time. We had completed all the formalities and waited for doctors till 11am from 8am, while the condition of the patient worsened during the period, but no doctor was available to treat her,” he said.

Lone said that soon after doctors arrived at the hospital, they examined the patient and declared the baby inside the womb as dead. “We later shifted the patient to a private hospital in Srinagar for further treatment. Now we have sent a written complaint to the Sub-District Magistrate (SDM) and police with regard to the negligence of doctors,” Lone said.

Meanwhile, another family from main Tangmarg also alleged that the negligence of doctors at the hospital had left a baby dead inside the womb her mother.

SDM Gulmarg, Sameer Jan told KNO that a team has been constituted, who visited the hospital to verify the separate incidents.

He said that he has ordered an inquiry into the incidents. “The doctors and paramedical staff have been asked to give an explanation in this regard,” he said—(KNO)