Woman dies at DH Budgam after giving birth to baby

Family alleges medical negligence, Doctors say they tried best to save her, DC seeks report, promises action if negligence found

Budgam: Protests broke at District Hospital Budgam in Central Kashmir after a pregnant woman died soon after giving a birth to a baby on late night yesterday. The family members of the deceased have alleged medical negligence by the doctors while the district administration has sought a report and promised action if any “negligence is found.”

A woman identified as Haseena Bano, 34, wife of Ghulam Hassan Malik, a resident of Labertal, Budgam was admitted to the District hospital Budgam after she developed labour pain. She gave birth to a baby boy after a caesarian surgery at the hospital at around 1’o clock in the night.

“Soon after the surgery, her condition got deteriorated and the hospital administration asked us to shift her to Srinagar. But she was almost dead,” said Ashiq Hussain, a close relative of the deceased woman. “And within no time, she breathed her last.”

Another family member of the deceased woman said that when the body reached the village Labertal, Budgam, massive protests broke out. “A medical team from the hospital visited the family only to justify the death by claiming they tried their best to save the woman,” he said.

The family members of the deceased woman, however, alleged that “the woman died of sheer negligence by the doctors and para-medical staff.”

Locals of the area also demanded inquiry into the death of the woman. Talking to news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO),  Medical Superintendent of the hospital, Dr Rafiq Ahmad said that a 34-year-old woman died at the district hospital yesterday evening after giving birth to a baby boy.

“The doctors tried their best to save her but the woman couldn’t make it,” he said. “The condition of the woman deteriorated due to pulmonary thrombo embolism.”

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Budgam, Shahbaz Mirza said that he has come across the issue. “I have asked for a report. I assure that if there is any negligence in this case, action will follow and there will be no laxity,” the DC told KNO.

The protests, however, were on at Labertral village of Budgam till this report was filed—(KNO)

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