Agitated family members hurl kangris over hospital employees after the death of a patient

Published by Kashmir News Trust on February 13, 2019, 1:43 pm



Anantnag: Attendants during a protest hurled fire-pots (kangris) over hospital employees after the death of a patient at District Hospital Anantnag here in South Kashmir.

   Attendants assembled in the hospital premises on Wednesday and amid anti-hospital authorities slogans hurled a couple of kangris over the hospital employees. Some of the attendants entered into a scuffle with Para-medical staff.

   Eyewitnesses told news agency CNS that the situation turned ugly after a patient Muhammad Akram (55) breathed his last in the hospital. Akram, a resident of Kund Qazigun was brought to the hospital for treatment on Tuesday night. His family members accused doctors of negligence and said that the patient died due to the absence of the doctors in the hospital.

   “We brought the patient at 12 of the night. A doctor shifted him to Casualty but to our shock after half an hour, all the doctors left the hospital. Our patient died as doctors didn’t take care of him,” said a family member of the deceased.

   Medical Superintendent District Hospital Anantnag, Dr Zahoor Ahmed Gilkar said the condition of patient was very critical when admitted in the hospital. “We tried best to save him. The allegations of family members that no doctor took care of him are sham,” he added.