SKIMS orders probe into death of youth due to ‘negligence’

SRINAGAR: A family of Hazratbal area in city outskirts on Tuesday accused doctors at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Science, Soura of negligence that caused death of their ward in the Emergency department.
The family held a protest in the premises of SKIMS Soura following which the Director Dr A G Ahangar ordered an inquiry into the death. The medical superintendent Dr Farooq A Jan is heading the four member probe panel comprising HoD Emergency Medicine, Deputy MS and Nursing Administrator.
Muhammad Ashraf Wani of GasooHazratbal today alleged that his son 18-year-old Moomin suffered cardiac shock in the Medical Emergency of SKIMS Soura due to “drug overdose” immediately after doctors gave him multiple doses of Diclofenac injection.
“My son’s condition deteriorated fast after getting the Diclofenac injection. He also went into shock,” Wani told Kashmir Reader.
“We shifted him to SKIMS as he complained of fever and vomiting in the morning. Doctors snatched him from us because of their negligence. This is clear case of drug overdose as they have also written it on the emergency prescription,” he said.
Muhammad Owais, cousin of the deceased said the doctors also put the attendants to huge convenience by sending them to OPD despite deteriorating condition of the patient.
“We are highly upset with the behaviour of the doctors in the emergency. They treated us like animals even as our brother was struggling to live after their negligence,” he told Kashmir Reader.
Medical Superintendent Dr Farooq A Jan told Kashmir Reader that the enquiry has been ordered into the death and report will be submitted to the Director SKIMS after three four days.
“We have already started the probe as there is no clarity into the cause of his death. We will look into all angles. As of now we know that the patient came in critical condition and he was emaciated may be due to

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