Medical officer, staff nurse suspended after death of pregnant lady in Anantnag

Order copy issued by Block Medical Officer Mattan


Srinagar: A lady medical officer and a staff nurse were suspended on Sunday after a pregnant lady died due to alleged medical of at Sub district hospital Seer Hamdan in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district. 

A formal order from Block Medical Officer Mattan reads that a lady Dr. Ridwana and a staff nurse Zareefa Akther is pit under suspension regarding the death of the lady Shakeela Akther wife of Zahoor Ahmad Bhat Sakia.

Order copy reads that a pregnant lady namely Shakeela wife of Zahoor Ahmad resident of Salia, Anantnag was admitted at Sub District Hospital Anantnag on Saturday night and was later shifted to MCH Anantnag where she breathed her last on Sunday morning.

Soon after her death, family members and relatives of the lady assembled outside sub district hospital Seer and alleged that the lady died due to medical negligence of doctors at Seer.

They alleged that doctors delayed her treatment and later asked to shift her to Maternity and child Care hospital.

A committee has been framed in this regard who have been asked to submit report within two days. He assured that officials involved in negligence will be dealt strictly.

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