Protests in Kangan after young man’s death

Protests in Kangan after young man’s death

Absence of ambulance driver led to delay in ferrying him to SKIMS

Kangan: Non-availability of ambulance driver allegedly led to the death of young man in Kangan area of center Kashmir’s Ganderbal district, sparking protests.
Shouting slogans against the hospital authorities, the protesting people demanded stern action against the erring driver and concerned persons on the duty.
According to protesters, 22-year-old Mohammad Rafiq Bhat, son of Abdul Rashid Bhat, resident of Kachnambal Kangan, a fell unconscious at his automobile workshop in Kangan market Wednesday afternoon.
Rafiq was brought immediately to Trauma Hospital Kangan, from where he could not be ferried to SKIMS Soura for special treatment because of the unavailability of a driver.
The driver and had gone off duty, without informing anybody in the hospital, relatives of the deceased said.
The young man was ferried to SKIMS in a taxi later, but was declared ‘brought dead’ at the institute at 9 pm Wednesday. The protesters alleged that the delay caused due to absence of driver lead to the death.
The protestors closed Srinagar-Leh National Highway at Kangan Thursday morning and demanded strict action against the erring driver and other concerned persons on the duty.
Block Medical Officer, Kangan Shabir Ahmad Awan told Kashmir Reader that the driver has been suspended and a committee constituted to probe the matter.



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