‘Medical negligence’ : Infant’s death sparks protests at SDH Sopore

The Sub District Hospital Sopore on Friday came to limelight for the wrong reasons after a new born baby died allegedly due to medical negligence. The death sparked protests against the hospital authorities at SDH Sopore.

Mehraj-u-din Dar of Watlab Ghat Sopore father of new born alleged that due to the negligence of doctor at MCH Hospital his new born baby died.

“My wife Ruqina Begum was admitted on 8th of August at Maternity and Child Care Hospital (MCH),  where incharge doctors started examining  her and we had to stay at the hospital for two days. On 10th of August my wife complained a severe labour pain at about 03 pm and after examining her,  under the supervision of Dr Parveena and Dr. Sumaira my wife delivered a male baby. The doctors said that baby is safe however recommended that as a precautionary measure we must take the baby to GB Pant Childrens hospital Srinagar for check up.

After taking the baby to  GB Pant hospital, Doctors at the said hospital said that the baby would not survive  any longer as he has got severe injuries on his head during delivery. And around 07: 00 pm, the baby died at GB Pant hospital”, Mehraj-u-Din Dar said.

Following the death, hundreds of people including relatives of patient assembled at SDH Sopore to mark their protest against the hospital authorities and raised slogans against the accused doctors.

Father of baby Mehraj-u-din also registered the case against hospital authorities.

Meanwhile BMO Sopore Dr. Sami when contacted said that he will look into the matter.


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