Baby Dies During Delivery, Family Alleges Medical Negligence

SRINAGAR: A baby was found dead in mother’s womb at the time of delivery while the family members have alleged medical negligence at Emergency hospital Qazigund.

Family members of pregnant woman identified as Shaboraza Akhtar wife of Showkat Ahmad Bhat from Khushipora area of Kulgam said that Shabroz was under the treatment of a doctor at the emergency hospital Qazigund.

“On Monday, we brought her to emergency hospital Qazigund where doctor Nelofar Jan told us to come tomorrow,” they said.

They said that on Tuesday at 9:00 am, they came to hospital and  the patient was being operated for delivery and “even doctors told us to buy clothes for the baby, however, after few minutes we were informed that the baby was dead in womb since four days.”

“If the baby was dead in womb, then how she wasn’t informed on Monday and how life of our daughter was also risked,” they asked.

“We demand justice as it should not be happen with others as the nine months of our sister has gone in vain.”

They alleged that the baby has injury marks on his body and died, due to negligence of doctors at Emergency hospital Qazigund.

They demand matter must be investigated at ear earliest and action must be initiated against involved doctors.

News agency KNO quoted Medical Superintendent (MS), Emergency Hospital, Qazigund, Dr Shugufta Salam as having said that a committee has been constituted to enquire the matter.

“I assure the family and other people that a fair probe will be done in this regard and anyone found guilty will be dealt with as per the law,” she said.

LSCS of patient has been conducted today, as per LMP her EDD was on 24th of this month, after LSCS the baby was found (Intra Uterine Death) IUD having some defects on skin, she said.


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