Authorities shut OT, suspend surgeries in Srinagar hospital after ‘medical negligence’

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The authorities in Srinagar have sealed the operation theatre and also banned surgical procedures at Ramzaan hospital in the Gogji Bagh area of the district after alleged medical negligence cases at the healthcare facility.

Spokesperson of Directorate of Health Services Kashmir, Dr Mir Mushtaq told a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that after taking note of the allegations of the family members of deceased ladies, who allegedly died due to medical negligence, OT at the hospital has been seized, while all surgical procedures have been suspended till the investigation is completed.

He said that CMO Srinagar has constituted a panel to probe the matter and ascertain facts about the allegations, which have been leveled against the doctors.

Dr Mushtaq added that the committee has been asked to file a report within a week and strict action will be taken if allegations are found true.

He said that patients admitted there will be taken care of, however, no new surgery procedures are allowed till the probe is completed.

Notably, on 25 August family members of a lady from Theed Harwan alleged medical negligence by the doctors after she died at the hospital, while on 9 September, another lady from Nowgam Srinagar also died due to alleged medical negligence. (KNO)

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