‘Dearth of infrastructure, manpower increment such lapses’
SRINAGAR, May 3: Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) senior leader and former legislator Rafi Ahmad Mir on Sunday demanded time bound and a fair probe into a case of alleged medical negligence that resulted into death of a 25-year-old pregnant woman at child and maternity hospital in Anantnag.
In a statement issued here, Mir said that death of the lady, a resident of Salia Nowpora of district Anantnag due to alleged negligence of medical staff speaks volumes of healthcare services being provided in the district.
“This is not a case in isolation but there are other instances wherein such patients suffered immensely because of the acute dearth of infrastructure and manpower in the health department in the district. Precious lives have been loss because of this apathetic attitude of the government,” Mir said, while demanding removal of loopholes in the healthcare system.
He said, “While we try to understand that hospitals are overburdened and witnessing huge rush due to ongoing situation but the manner in which the deceased was treated is totally unacceptable.”
Mir said that reportedly the family of the deceased was not even provided with an ambulance to ferry the body of their loved one to her native village. He demanded that the administration should take all factors into consideration and the probe committee should also follow the principle of natural justice. “Propriety demands a fair probe. We hope that government addresses this issue on priority,” the JKAP leader added.
Expressing grief over her death, Mir expressed condolences to the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul. “JKAP expresses deepest condolences and prays for endurance to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss. Besides conducting the probe in a just and transparent manner, the government should also extend all possible help to affected family,” he demanded.