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Ramzan Hospital OT shut, surgeries suspended over alleged medical negligence

DHSK says probe panel to submit report within a week

Jahangeer Ganaie

Srinagar— Authorities sealed operation theatre (OT) and banned surgical procedures at Ramzaan Hospital in Srinagar’s Gogji Bagh area after alleged medical negligence cases at the facility.

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

He said that CMO Srinagar has constituted a panel to probe the matter and ascertain facts about the allegations levelled against doctors there.

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 but no new procedures are allowed till probe is completed.

He added that OPD and other sections of the hospital will function normally.

On August 25, a family from Theed Harwan on Srinagar outskirts alleged medical negligence by the doctors after a woman died at the hospital. On September 9, another lady from Nowgam Srinagar also died due to alleged medical negligence. Hospital authorities have maintained that doctors tried their best to save the patients—(KNO)

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