Following pregnant woman’s death, Shopian hospital superintendent removed

Following pregnant woman’s death, Shopian hospital superintendent removed

ANANTNAG: Days after a pregnant woman died due to the alleged negligence of hospital management at the District Hospital in Shopian, the deputy commissioner of the south Kashmir district has removed and attached the medical superintendent of the healthcare facility.
On Saturday last, a woman, Shafiqa, was brought to the hospital for delivery. After thorough medical examination, she was operated upon by the doctors.
But when the surgery was going on, the power supply, according to the patient’s family, suddenly went off and the officials concerned didn’t start the generator despite repeated requests from the doctors.
The woman was later shifted to the Lal Ded Hospital in Srinagar where she died due to severe blood loss.
Her family subsequently registered a complaint with the deputy commissioner (DC), who ordered an enquiry into the incident and constituted a three-member team for the purpose.
Even as the enquiry committee is yet to submit its report, the deputy commissioner, Ghulam Ahmad Dar, has removed the medical superintendent, Dr Muneer, and attached him with the office of the additional deputy commissioner.
“The report of the inquiry committee is still awaited but I have removed the medical superintendent for his failure to manage the affairs of the hospital properly,” Dar told Kashmir Reader.

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