Civil Society Sopore anguished over negligence of doctors at SDH, seeks CM’s intervention


    SOPORE: Anguished over the recent neonatal death at Sub-District Hospital Sopore, Civil Society Sopore today said the infant died due to alleged negligence of doctors in the hospital.

    The Civil Society members appealed Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to intervene and take action against the doctor involved in the death of the newborn.

    The members held a protest against the poor health facility in sub-district hospital and mother and child hospital Sopore.“It is an irony that nine years after SDH was shifted from its old building to new one, the hospital is devoid of sufficient staff and is ill equipped,” said Muhammad Akbar.

    He said labour room and theatre of MCH hospital also shifted to one of the new building at SDH Sopore crave for infrastructure.

     On August 11, a neonate died as the pediatrician was not available in the hospital. On August 12, another neonate was not seen by the pediatrician for two days as a result the condition of the newborn worsened and parents were forced to take the baby to Baramulla hospital.

    “Every day patients suffer and even die because doctors particularly specialists are not available in the hospital,” they said adding during emergency hours no specialist doctor is available and all patients are referred to Srinagar who either die in transit or reach hospitals in morbid condition.

    It is pertinent to mention that despite protests by family and public against the neonatal death no action was taken.

    “Even the director health was apprised of the death but of no vain,” the Civil Society members said. (Courtesy : GK)