MOHD MAJID MALIK , DODA,FEB05– In a case of alleged medical negligence which surfaced in which relatives of the deceased male baby from Hunchmalna ,Doda alleged that there baby died after its birth following complications as doctors and other staff not attended the serious baby instead of repeated pleas .
The Uncle of the deceased baby namely Farooq Ahmed Batt of Hunch Malna ,Doda alleged that the operation carried out at the Doda Hospital on 26 January of her relative women after that she given birth to a male baby which after that provided to us / family members after 5 hours without any reason by a peon on duty at that time, due to which baby condition started deteriorating and after that we approached doctors on duty to check the baby but they refused to do so the reason best known to them .“My child died due to the gross negligence on part of the doctors ,peon and nurse who by intentionally not treated my newly born baby at District Hospital Doda ,” the aggrieved mother of the deceased baby Tasleema Begum said and demanded inquiry into the whole matter and strict action against the culprits . She informed that when hospital authorities shifted her to SMGS Jammu for specialized treatment of her baby and added that she along with other relatives requested a nurse on duty for a drip to baby bue she refused to install a drip in baby by saying that there is lack of drip . She also informed that when they reached Jammu baby was admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in SMGS . However, it died around 12 am on 28 January next day . According to the mother Tasleema Begum and father Mudasir Ahmed Batt , they were not allowed to see the baby more than five hours when baby born in Doda hospital While asking the State Health Minister Shabir Ahmed Khan and Director General of police to exhume the body and investigate into the matter so that the culprits can be punished as per law, both parents said, “My child died due to their (doctors’, peon and nurse ) negligence and ten days back we submitted a written compliant to Dy Superintendent of the District Hospital for action but till day all in vain .Mother of the deceased baby said she were suffering from mental and physical agony due to the negligence of the doctors attending to her and baby When contacted, the medical superintendent of of District Hospital ,Doda he replied that recently he had joined at Doda and have no knowledge of the episode but look into the matter .