Hospital authorities say patient was brought dead to hospital, while family alleges doctors failed to give exact cause of death; ‘Cause of death could not be known, can be ascertained by postmortem, which family denied’
Srinagar, Jul 18: A 25-year-old youth from Chaterhama area of Hazratbal in Srinagar died at Khyber hospital on Monday even as the family members alleged medical negligence by the doctors at the health facility, while hospital authorities maintained that the patient was brought dead to hospital.
Family members of deceased youth Tariq Ahmad Dar son of Ghulam Hassan Dar, while talking to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) alleged that he died at the hospital but the doctors and the hospital management did not give any reason and cause of his death.
“Four days ago we brought Tariq to Khyber hospital after he complained of some complications, the doctors present here gave him some medication and discharged him. Now after four days we again brought him here and after 30 minutes we got a call that he is no more, however, when we asked about the cause of death, they failed to give one,” one of Tariq’s cousins alleged.
He alleged that at first no doctor was available there and when they raised hue and cry police came and intervened into the matter and only then doctors and the management came forward.
“First doctors said that he was brought dead then they said he might have died of cardiac arrest, later they gave another reason and kept changing their statements. They failed to give any reason and cause of his death, which is simply the negligence on their part,” family members alleged.
They said that the doctors later said that the cause of death will be defined by autopsy. “They changed three statement and simply failed to give the exact cause of death,” they said.
Meanwhile, one of the officials of Khyber hospital management told KNO that a young male patient came to OPD on 14 th July 2022 with one day complaint of fever, abdominal pain, vomiting and loose stools.
He said that that patient was examined by a Gastroenterologist, was investigated with baseline investigations including abdomen USG, amylase, abdomen x-ray, Covid-19 test and other necessary examinations and it was diagnosed as acute Gastroenteritis.
“Patient was given first aid medicine including IV fluids, antispasmodic and antibiotics. Later he came for follow up with complaint of fever while vomiting had settled and pain had also decreased. And in view of persistent fever, antibiotic cover was broadened with ceftriaxone salbactum.”
He also said that the patient was sent home with stable vitals by gastroenterologist and after one hour of reaching home, patient was unresponsive and was rushed back to the hospital.
He added that the patient was assesed and declared brought dead, while the cause of death could not be known, and can be ascertained by postmortem, which family has denied to do so.
Unidentified girl jumps into Jhelum in Sopore
An unidentified girl allegedly jumps into river Jhelum in Sopore area of district Baramulla on Wednesday afternoon.
Reports said that an unidentified girl jumped into river Jhelum from a bridge near Jamia Masjid Sopore this afternoon.
They said that the rescue operation has been launched to retrieve the body of the girl.
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Srinagar among several places record coldest night of season
The minimum temperature has plummeted further in Kashmir while Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir recorded the coldest night of the season at minus 2.0 degree Celsius.
Several places across Kashmir including Srinagar, Qazigund, Ganderbal, Pahalgam, Kupwara, Shopian, Bandipora and Baramulla recorded coldest night of season.
In Qazigund, the mercury settled at minus 2.0 degree Celsius while in Gulmarg, a minimum temperature of minus 2.2 degree Celsius was recorded.
Pahalgam, a famous tourist place, recorded a low of minus 5.1 degree Celsius while Kupwara in north Kashmir recorded a minimum temperature of minus 2.7 degree Celsius.
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A police spokesman in a statement issued to Asian News Hub said, IG CRPF Ajay Kumar Yadav, IGP Kashmir V.K Birdi, DDIB, DIG CKR, DIG CRPF North & DIG CRPF South, SSP Srinagar, SSP PCR Kashmir, all the Nodal COs of CRPF, SP Cargo Srinagar, all Zonal SPs and SDPOs of Srinagar participated in the meeting.
During the meeting, a detailed security plan of Srinagar district was discussed in threadbare where in CRPF and Police were acquainted with their new roles besides suggestions were also taken from the field officers to have a fair idea of the shortcomings, avoid confusion at the cutting edge in order to make it a perfect and comprehensive CT grid.
Besides, ADGP L&O, IG CRPF and IGP Kashmir also contributed their valid suggestions. ADGP stressed upon all the officers that idea of a perfect security grid is only possible if the things discussed are implemented on ground in letter and spirit.
ADGP has focused upon strengthening function of joint police control room and better communication mechanism between field officers of CRPF and JKP in city. Area domination of water bodies was discussed and included in area domination plan in today’s meeting.
He has also instructed SSP Srinagar to conduct joint mock drill to handle post terror incident situations in city. ADGP Kashmir reinforced the commitment to dealing strictly with individuals disrupting the peace and emphasized the need for stringent actions under the law.
ADGP Kumar emphasized the necessity to strengthen the CI grid and enhance the basic functioning of police stations through effective supervision. The ADGP’s guidance and directives aim to fortify security measures and maintain a secure and peaceful environment in the district.
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