Man’s death triggers protest at Anantnag hospital, family alleges doctors’ negligence


The attendants during a protest hurled fire-pots (kangris) over hospital employees after the death of a patient at District Hospital Anantnag in South Kashmir on Wednesday.

Attendants assembled in the hospital premises and amid anti-hospital slogans they hurled a couple of fire pots over the hospital employees, while some of the attendants entered into a scuffle with Para-medical staff.

Eyewitnesses said that the situation turned ugly after a patient Muhammad Akram (55) breathed his last in the hospital. Akram, a resident of Kund Qazigun was brought to the hospital for treatment on Tuesday night. His family members accused doctors of negligence and said that the patient died due to the absence of the doctors in the hospital.

“We brought the patient at around 12 during the night. A doctor shifted him to Casualty but to our shock after half an hour, all the doctors left the hospital and our patient died as doctors didn’t take care of him,” CNS quoted one of the family members as saying.

Medical Superintendent District Hospital Anantnag, Dr Zahoor Ahmed Gilkar said the condition of the patient was very critical when admitted in the hospital. “We tried best to save him. The allegations of family members that no doctor took care of him are sham,” he added. (CNS)


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