SRINAGAR: The Health Department has ordered an inquiry into an incident of alleged negligence at Primary Health Centre, Khrew in which a 45-year-old woman was “wrongly” injected a painkiller leading to adverse reaction in her.
Block Medical Officer Pampore, Dr Bilquies Shah told Kashmir Reader that the matter will be thoroughly problem.
“The patient is doing fine this time as she has recovered from the complications. But, the sequence of events which happened at PHC Khrew on May 12 is not known that is why we are inquiring into the incident. I have already informed the family to come up with the documents to prove their allegation,” she said.
Kounsar Jabeen, wife of Arshad Hussain of Khrew area in Pulwama district had developed adverse reaction as soon as she received Tramadol injection intravenously at Primary Health Centre (PHC) Khrew on May 12, according to the family.
They took her to SMHS Hospital, where doctors resuscitated her at the emergency and by the time they reached SMHS Hospital, her body was burning and pale.
“She fainted and vomited blood immediately after she was given the Tramadol injection by a health worker as per the instructions of an on-duty doctor. She was simply complaining of a headache but, they left her in serious condition,” her family had told Kashmir Reader.
They also alleged that doctors posted at the PHC also denied her emergency treatment following the complication.
However, the BMO said that initial investigation into the incident revealed that the patient was not denied recovery treatment.
“She was attended by doctors at the PHC properly but the attendants were hesitant to keep her there which is why they shifted her to SMHS Hospital. What happened at SMHS will also be inquired as it is not known to us,” Dr Bilquies said.
According to her, some attendants of the patient misbehaved with doctors at PHC Khrew.
“The primary health centre has sufficient staff because four MBBS doctors are posted there. BUMS doctor is heading the hospital. In fact, some employees were posted at the PHC from nearby hospitals,” she said.