Infant’s death at GB Pant not due to negligence: inquiry report

Infant’s death at GB Pant not due to negligence: inquiry report

Family stands by their claim, likely to approach MCI for justice Srinagar: The official inquiry into the death of an infant at GB Pant Children’s Hospital last month has ruled out possibility of medical negligence, saying “the female child was suffering from a serious respiratory illness” and a blood disorder called “disseminated intravascular coagulation” which […]

Blockade affects GB Pant hospital

Blockade affects GB Pant hospital

SRINAGAR: Barricading of all entry points to Badami Bagh army cantonment on Monday created hurdles for patients as well as doctors and paramedic staff in reaching GB Pant Children Hospital, the only government hospital for children in Kashmir. The barricading had been done to foil the march to Badami Bagh cantonment called by the Joint […]

Simple tests for newborns not available at GB Pant hospital

Simple tests for newborns not available at GB Pant hospital

SRINAGAR: Lack of diagnostic facilities at GB Pant Children Hospital, Sonwar, forced parents of a terminally ill newborn to wander from hospital to hospital for many hours, before returning in vain. Parents of the 19-month-old Aksa, from Soafshali village in Kokernag, said that doctors at GB Pant were unable to diagnose her illness even after […]

HC seeks Def Ministry response to demand for fire service wing at GB Pant Hospital

HC seeks Def Ministry response to demand for fire service wing at GB Pant Hospital

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Tuesday directed Defence Ministry, to file response to a petition seeking installation of full-fledged fire and emergency services wing in the vicinity of the GB Pant Hospital. Hearing an application seeking installation of proper and full-fledged emergency services wing in the vicinity of the hospital serving neonates and infants, […]

‘Unhygienic’ canteen sealed at GB Panth Hospital

‘Unhygienic’ canteen sealed at GB Panth Hospital

Srinagar: Official of Food Safety, Srinagar sealed a canteen at G B Panth Hospital on the basis of complaints about after complaints of sub-standard and unhygienic food served to customers. An official statement issued here said that a team headed by Assistant Commissioner Food Safety Srinagar inspected the canteen and found it in unhygienic condition. […]

PIL filled in HC for setting up fire unit at GB Panth hospital

PIL filled in HC for setting up fire unit at GB Panth hospital

Srinagar: A fresh application has been filed before Jammu and Kashmir High Court seeking directions to set up fire and emergency unit in the vicinity of GB Panth hospital. The application has been filed on grounds that there is a need of fire and emergency unit at the hospital so as to avoid any untoward […]

Attendants allege GB Pant doctors leave wards abandoned at night

Attendants allege GB Pant doctors leave wards abandoned at night

‘They can’t put our children in such risk’ Junaid Manzoor Srinagar: Doctors at the Valley’s biggest neonatal facility, the GB Pant Hospital in Sonwar, are allegedly violating government orders by not adhering to the hospital duty roster. The emergency ward is the worst hit. Sources said that not a single doctor remains present during night […]

Doctor shortage hits GB Pant emergency ward

Doctor shortage hits GB Pant emergency ward

JUNAID MANZOOR SRINAGAR: Patients have to wait for hours outside the emergency ward of the GB Pant hospital as there is just one senior doctor, along with his junior, to man the ward’s huge patient rush. The situation is especially aggravated when a patient requires immediate attention, leaving anxious attendants fuming. To verify public complaints, […]