Protests over pregnant woman’s death due to ‘negligence’

Gowhar Maqbool

HAJIN (Bandipora): Protests erupted here Saturday over the death of a pregnant woman due to alleged medical negligence.
Rubeena, a resident of Hajin, was admitted  to the local Community Health Centre (CHC) on Wednesday after she complained of labour pain.
“She was operated upon at around 2 a.m. and delivered a baby. However, an hour later, she complained of severe pain but the concerned doctor told us that there was no need to worry,” Rubeena’s husband, Sajad Ahmad, told Kashmir Reader.
“She was dying with pain so I requested another  doctor to examine  my wife. She was finally referred to SKIMS Soura,” Ahmad said.
He said doctors at the SKIMS couldn’t save Rubeena as she had already lost too much blood on way to the tertiary care hospital.
“The doctors at CHC Hajin  failed to provide her treatment . They should be booked for negligence,” Ahmad said.
Rubeena’s family members and local residents blocked the Bandipora -Hajin road for several hours, demanding action against the “negligent doctors.”
Block Medical Officer Hajin Tariq Ahmad  denied the allegations and said doctors at CHC Hajin had tried their best to save Rubeena.
“We have formed a panel to probe the matter and  if any doctor is found guilty strict action will be taken against them,” he said.