Srinagar family registers criminal complaint against Khyber Hospital, former Director SKIMS

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SRINAGAR: A Srinagar family has registered a criminal complaint against Khyber Hospital Administration and former Director SKIMS, Dr Showkat Zargar in police station for showing medical negligence resulting into the death of a man.

The complaint has been filed by one Muazam-ul-Hamid, a resident of Rawalpora at police station Khanyar.

The complainant who along with his family members emerged here in Press Enclave Srinagar has sought registration of FIR under relevant sections of RPC against Khyber Hospital Administration and former Director SKIMS, Dr Showkat Zargar.

In his complainant, the complainant reads: “I admitted my father Abdul Hamid in Khyber Hospital Srinagar for a minor surgery as was advised by Dr Showkat Zargar. The procedure was done by Dr Zargar himself at Khyber Hospital. After the completion of procedure my father was made to stay for night in room number 306 where he developed acute pain. Dr Zargar after the procedure didn’t bother to check the patient, instead he hurriedly discharged the patient from the hospital.”

“After the procedure, the patient developed complications and vomited a lot, but Dr Zargar didn’t bother to give a heed to our repeated pleas. In spite of my repeated requests, my father was discharged from the hospital though his condition was not stable. On the same day on Feb 21, I took my father to the private clinic of Dr Zargar at Jawahar Nagar where after examining him, he directed us to shift the patient to Khyber Hospital once again. Despite a word from him that he will check the patient, Dr Zargar didn’t bother to visit the hospital. On examination of the patient and after some protocols, the Doctors declared my father dead.”

“After the death of my father, what shocked me more was that Khyber Hospital had changed the content and date of discharge documents. It is crystal clear that the death of patient was caused due to pure negligence of Dr Zargar and Khyber Hospital who discharged the patients when he was not stable.” The complainant said.

“Please take cognizance of the matter and register an FIR against Khyber Hospital and Dr Showkat Zargar,” he requested police.

Mauzam-ul-Hamid told PTK, that he wants the doctor and the hospital administration get punished so that in future they don’t play with the life of a patient.  (PTK)