A Kashmiri patient was denied treatment on Thursday by doctor in Chandigarh’s Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) on the reason that they trow stones on forces in valley.
Doctor allegedly threw the Hippocratic Oath out of the window and abused a Kashmiri woman and her son, ticking them off for throwing stones at security forces in the Valley and coming to Chandigarh for treatment, Hindustan Times reported.
The patient identified as Nasreena Malik (55) from Srinagar had went to PGI for treatment as she is suffering from intracranial aneurysm (a blood vessel related condition in the brain), reports said.
Later the family, the HT report said had to left the hospital after the doctor’s misbehavior and misinformation about cost of treatment.
Patient was accompanied by her son, Javaid Malik.
“As we entered the cabin, he (doctor) talked to us in a civilised way and started his check up. Then he asked for the case history of the patient. The moment I showed him previous documents from Srinagar’s SKIMS Hospital and he got to know that we are Kashmiris, his attitude changed. He just got angry and threw away the documents and said that ‘Vaha Kashmir me humara jawano ko patthar mar te ho aur phir yahan ilaj ke liye aate ho’ (“you people pelt stones on security personnel in Kashmir and come here for treatment”), Javaid was quoted by the newspaper.
He is working as a shopkeaper in Srinagar.
Report said that the doctor has told him that the surgery would cost Rs 15 lakh.
However he said other patients with similar ailment told him that it should cost a maximum of Rs 80,000, including medicines and other expenses.
The doctor , as per family also suggested them go to AIIMS in Delhi.
Meanwhile, in Punjab’s Phagwara members of a right-wing Hindu outfit on Sunday burnt an effigy of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufi terming that she has “failed to check stone-pelting” on forces.
Reports said that, Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Suraksha Samiti (ABHSS) shouted slogans against Mufti and warned that warned that Kashmiri people or vehicles from the state will not be allowed to enter Punjab if Amarnath Yatra was disturbed this time.