Sub-district Magistrate Uri has initiated an enquiry into the death of a 24-year-old pregnant woman at a local SDH last week, after the husband of victim alleged the hospital authorities of negligence.
Harvinder Singh, SDM Uri, told GNS that he is himself investigating the matter. “Investigations would try to find out the facts of the case, he said.
The versions of the victim’s family and hospital staff would be sought for a just conclusion, he said
“If it is at any point found that the hospital staff has been negligent in its approach, legal action as warranted would be taken”, the SDM said.
“Once the enquiry report is prepared, it would be accordingly sent to Deputy Commissioner Baramulla”, the SDM further said.
As learnt by GNS, the matter unfolded Ifthkhar Hussain Manhas, resident of Shahdara Kamalkote Uri in his complaint before SDM Uri said that on October 18, at around 5 in the morning, he took his pregnant wife to SDH Uri and that there was no staff present for treatment.
Manhas said that a nurse came at around 8:30 in the morning to see his wife but went back immediately.
He said his wife was shrieking because of labour pain but no one came to her and after repeated call, a doctor and few staffers came at around 11:30 a.m. However she died shortly thereafter.
Manhas has alleged the hospital staff was negligent saying that had they (hospital staff) treated her wife on time or even referred her to any hospital at Baramulla ‘she could have been saved’. (GNS)