DeM slams authorities for ‘denying’ medical care to Aasiya Andrabi

SRINAGAR: Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) on Monday expressed grave concern over the deteriorating health condition of party chairperson, Syeda Aasiya Andrabi, saying there is lack of treatment facilities.
In a statement, DeM general secretary, Nahida Nasreen, said Andrabi was on Thursday taken to the SMHS hospital by the jail authorities for treatment as she had been advised to conduct a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and bone dexa scan by the doctors. “As she is an asthma patient, she wasn’t able to go through the closed MRI procedure and felt suffocated inside the facility and had to be taken out immediately.”
Nasreen said considering Aasiya’s condition, doctors advised her to go for an open MRI. “Ironically, the open MRI facility isn’t available at any hospital in Kashmir. She was also advised to get a dexa bone. Unfortunately, this facility too isn’t available at the hospitals here and she has been suffering for the past many months inside the jails,” she said.
Nasreen said the government’s irresponsible attitude towards the DeM chairperson only exposes the “plot being hatched to kill her in custody”. “These facilities are available in private and as she is in prolonged illegal custody, it is obligatory upon authorities to make available the necessary treatment and diagnosis to Andrabi Sahiba,” she said.
“Few days back, she (Aasiya) was diagnosis with angioedema and it also needs further investigations to be properly treated. If this disease is also ignored, it will prove dangerous to her health,” Nasreen added.
“All these measures should be taken care of as soon as possible. Any harm caused to the health of Andrabi Sahiba will not be tolerated,” the DeM general secretary said.