Baramulla, 30 May-2014, Peerzada Mansoor: After the death of a pregnant woman due to the alleged negligence of doctors of Sub District Hospital Pattan, Baramulla, authorities Thursday placed Block Medical Officer (BMO) Pattan Dr Haseena Mir under suspension till the completion of the probe into the death of the said female patient. According to reports, on Wednesday evening soon after the death of a pregnant woman namely Gulshana Banoo, wife of Muhammad Sharafat Khan, resident of Zangam Pattan, the protestors destroyed equipments and smashed the window panes of Sub District Hospital Pattan.
Protestors alleged that Gulsahna died due to negligence of the doctors. “She had died in the hospital but to save their skin and to make a fool of us, they told us to shift the patient to Lal Dad Hospital Srinagar,” her father Abdul Ahad Bhat said adding that sensing trouble and feeling their guilt, the hospital authorities fled from the hospital while Block Medical Officer was seen nowhere.
Some months back a lady also died during the labour pain in Sub District Hospital Kreeri Baramulla. The protestors after ransacking the hospital equipments placed the dead body on Srinagar-Muzafarabad highway and resorted to heavy stone-pelting after police tried to disperse them.
The protesters according to reports damaged scores of passenger vehicles. Protesters alleged that police used force and freely burst tear smoke shells in which scores of protesters were injured. Reports also said at least six policemen were injured during the clashes. Reports said that the clashes continued for hours. Deputy Commissioner (DC) Baramulla Farooq Ahmed Lone and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Baramulla arrived on spot and assured them of prompt action against the doctors. DC Baramulla told reporters that two separate committees have been formed to probe the matter. One committee would be headed by District Health Officer Baramulla while another committee has been constituted by Directorate of Health Service,” he said adding that both the committees have been directed to present their report within two days.