SRINAGAR: Days after doctors were accused of negligence in the case of a Covid-19 patient who died of the infection on Thursday, another patient on Monday accused doctors of the same. According to the patient, Mudasir Ali Hajam, who is admitted at the Chest Diseases (CD) hospital in Srinagar, the doctors there had put him first at the suspect ward at the time of his voluntary arrival on March 25. Next day, he said, a test sample was taken from him, which was said to be Covid-19 positive. “I was immediately shifted to the positive patients’ ward. Today, another doctor visited me and said that the confirmation about my test is yet to come, and then I was moved to another ward, where the patients tested negative were kept,” he told Kashmir Reader. “Today evening another doctor came and wrote on my prescription that I am positive. Now I don’t know what I am. All I am asking is proper care, nothing else. Please don’t take my life so casually,” he said. Principal of Government Medical College Srinagar, Dr Samia Rashid, told Kashmir Reader that the patient was found to be positive on Saturday, and was shifted to a ward where positive patients were kept. “A doctor writing on his prescription that he is a suspect may be a mistake; otherwise, he is positive and is being taken well care of. He has been moved to a ward where earlier we had kept negative patients, but now that ward also has been fully dedicated for positive patients. There are no negative patients in the hospitals now because they have been shifted to NIT Srinagar,” Dr Rashid said. Mudasir voluntarily admitted himself to the hospital after he learned that a Covid-19 positive patient had offered prayers in the same mosque where he had. Mudasir said his 22 family members have been quarantined at a facility in Zakura. Among them, 6 persons are above 60 years of age, while three are less than 10 years of age. The 33-year-old Mudasir had travelled to Jammu for three days in mid March. So far, he said, he has no symptoms. In Jammu and Kashmir, so far, two patients have died and more than 40 have tested positive. Some of them have recovered, too.
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