Doctor terminated for ‘denying’ ambulance to patient in Kupwara

Doctor terminated for ‘denying’ ambulance to patient in Kupwara

Kupwara: A doctor accused of denying ambulance to a pregnant woman in Kalaroos area of Kupwara has been terminated by the district administration.
An order issued by the Deputy Commissioner Kupwara Thursday said that the contractual services of Dr Bilal Ahmad, posted at Primary Health Centre Kalaroos as Medical Officer under National Health Mission, have been terminated with immediate effect for denying ambulance service to a patient, “leading to loss of precious time in providing medical care to the pregnant lady which tantamount to gross negligence”.
According to sources, Dr Bilal had refused to provide a vehicle to a pregnant woman on Saturday, after which the woman delivered a baby inside a moving vehicle but the child died due to non-availability of medial care. Deputy Commissioner is also the chairman of District Health Society.