Bleeding accident victims waited endlessly for staff at Kupwara hospital

Bleeding accident victims waited endlessly for staff at Kupwara hospital

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KUPWARA:  A pathetic state of health care at Kupwara district hospital came to light on Tuesday, when two persons injured in a road accident at Lolab bye pass were brought to the hospital but returned without treatment despite waiting for more than an hour on Monday, relatives said

There was no employee present in casualty section of the hospital and the relatives of the injured were forced to take them to Sogam hospital for treatment, 25 Kms from Kupwara, while blood was oozing from the heads of both, they claimed.

The persons who suffered head injuries in the accident were identified as Mohammad Shaban Ganie (35), son of Mohammad Abdullah Ganie and Ishfaq Ahmad Mir (32), son of Mohammad Abdullah Mir, both residents of Wavoora village in Lolab valley.

“There was no employee present in the casualty when we brought the injured there. We waited for more than an hour while blood was oozing from their heads, ” Javid Mir, the relative of an injured told Kashmir Wire.

“The hospital has become a slaughterhouse and the medical staff is playing with the lives of patients and accident victims in particular. We were forced to take the injured to Sogam hospital from district headquarters for treatment and in the process, there was a huge blood loss” he added.

Earlier a Sumo vehicle coming from Lolab to Kupwara met with an accident at a bye-pass road near Kupwara after the vehicle skidded off the road due to slippery conditions following snowfall this morning.

Dr Prasad Singh, Chief Medical Officer Kupwara said,  “I am in a meeting and can talk to you after some time.” (Kashmir Wire)