Reyaz Rashid

Woman dies due to alleged medical negligence in GMC Baramulla, authorities order probe

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Baramulla: A 32-year-old woman died allegedly due to medical negligence after giving birth to a child in the Associate Hospital of Government Medical College Baramulla on Tuesday.

The hospital authorities have ordered a probe into the incident and assured stern action if anybody is found guilty of medical negligence.

The deceased was identified as Dilshada Akthar wife of Bilal Ahmad Lone of Khadinayar Baramulla. The family of the deceased said that she was admitted in Associate Hospital of Government Medical College Baramulla on Monday 27 November where she went under Lower Segment Caesarean Section (LSCS)  and gave birth to a male baby as she already had two sons.

Relatives of the deceased, alleged medical negligence by doctors and para-medical staff attending her after she underwent surgery, asserting that her demise was a result of lapses in her care.

The family contends that despite repeated pleas, the doctors and medical team at the hospital overlooked Dilshada’s deteriorating condition post-childbirth. They claim that she did not receive the requisite care and attention from the hospital’s medical staff resulting into her death.

“Soon after the delivery, she complained of severe pain and sweating. When we called the doctors and paramedical staff, they said that it was normal to have pain in such a condition,” said the sister of the deceased woman.

She said that later she was administered some medicine, but when her condition worsened, they took her to a theatre where she died.

The family alleged that the doctors did not respond well on time and took too much time in administering her treatment.

Dr Parvaiz Masoodi, Medical Superintendent of District Hospital Baramulla, conveyed condolences to the grieving family and pledged a comprehensive investigation. He emphasized that individuals found responsible for any wrongdoing would face strict legal consequences.

He said that they have formed a committee to probe into the incident. “The committee will file its report within one day and in case of any negligence, the law would take its course.”

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