Death of MC Pulwama Employee: 4 Medical Officers Suspended Pending Enquiry

Srinagar, Feb 1: Director of Health Services Kashmir has ordered suspension of four doctors over alleged medical negligence leading to the death of Mohammad Hussain Hafiz, an employee of MC Pulwama, who reportedly died due to cardiac arrest in the District Hospital Pulwama on January 31, 2022.

“Pending enquiry regarding the death of patient at District Hospital Pulwama, the following doctors are hereby put under suspension with immediate effect and are attached with Directorate of Health Services Kashmir; i) Dr. Hilal Ahmad, Medical Officer ii) Dr. Gulzar Ahmad, Medical Officer iii) Dr. Alfer Nafie, Medical Officer iv) Dr. Mohammad Ashraf, Medical Officer (NHM)”, reads an order, of which a copy lies with GNS.

The suspension of doctors has come a day after Deputy Commissioner (DC) Pulwama, Baseer-ul Haq-Choudhary ordered for the constitution of a three member inquiry committee to investigate the matter.

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