Forces fired teargas inside SMHS Hospital, four chronic lung disease patients suffocated: Doctors Association

Forces fired teargas inside SMHS Hospital, four chronic lung disease patients suffocated: Doctors Association
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Srinagar: After shooting unarmed people and mourners during street protests, the government forces did not spare the wounded and the sick in hospitals. Worse, the doctors and attendants of the patients were targeted inside the hospitals.
Resident Doctors Association (RDA) of the SMHS and Associated Hospitals said the government forces fired teargas inside SMHS emergency and harassed the staff.
Dr Aadil Ashraf, president RDA, said four patients suffering from chronic lung disease were being managed in the emergency unit when tear gas shelling wreaked havoc.
“The shelling caused severe suffocation of those poor patients. This is in gross violation of international laws,” Dr Ashraf said.
The RDA said that most of the hospitals in Srinagar especially the SMHS and the Bone and Joint Surgery Hospital are witnessing an unprecedented rush of the injured.
“The emergency operation theatre, ophthalmology theatre and ENT theatre are working continuously since Saturday morning to their full capacity,” the RDA said.
“The resident staff has been working tirelessly without any break in the emergency section despite shortage of staff. We received calls from many doctors that even ambulances were not allowed by the government forces at certain places,” he added.
The association thanked the local volunteers and NGOs who arranged food and other essential stuff for hospital staff and attendants.
“We request them to continue same as many injured are without family members and some don’t have money with them,” the RDA said in a statement.

6 Responses to "Forces fired teargas inside SMHS Hospital, four chronic lung disease patients suffocated: Doctors Association"

  1. Palka Sharma   July 11, 2016 at 9:19 am

    This is a kind request to everyone. Please maintain the peace n harmony. I know it’s a difficult situation but fire will lead to blow n aggravate more fire. This fire will devastate everything. Love the humanity. It’s a request to my army personnels, my localites, n my govt. Of j&k.

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  2. Palka Sharma   July 11, 2016 at 9:45 am

    And a request to our proud Army. Have some heart before making any action
    They are equally human beings n our brothers and sisters. They are in pains please treat them properly.

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  5. Shampa Neogi   July 12, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    We have seen how Saddam and Hezbollah made hospitals and schools shields as well as fodder to International Press. It is hard to believe that armed forces would charge somewhere unless there were some provocations.

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  6. nasir yousuf   July 13, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    What do you expect from Hindu cummunal army and other law enforcement egencies of India who are taught from very beginning the doctrine of hating Muslims. These cummunal RSS trained crminals are everywhere in Indian administration from PM of India to a solider It is not new thing for us we have seen their ugly face from day one they invaded our country previosly it was Congress now it is Saffaron brigade they are two faces of same coin

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