Anantnag, May 18: Close relatives of several persons who died at GMC Anantnag last week on Tuesday alleged that they lost their loved ones to medical negligence of the doctors.
Asif Nazir Pinda from Sarnal, Anantnag who lost his father, Rayees Ahmad from Nai Basti Anantnag, who also lost his father and Asif Dada from Bakshiabad, who lost his mother and wife within 36-hours on Tuesday alleged that given the facilities available at the GMC Anantnag, it deserves to be PHC as doctors are leaving patients to die and all focus is on how beds can be vacated.
“They aren’t conducting X-Rays and tests on time and whenever samples are taken they are either misplaced or results come after weeks,” alleged relatives of those who died of Covid in the hospital. “The doctors don’t take care about if the situation of the patient deteriorates or improves and there is no follow-up plan and most senior doctors remain off the duty and administration claims they are available on phone call and whenever we called them, they were busy.”
The relatives of deceased Covid patients further alleged that doctors are arrogant and in-experienced and if attendants won’t be there, they will leave everyone to die.
A relative of one of the deceased Covid patient told KNO that attendants have to literary beg for oxygen and ventilation support. “Better is to keep patients at home as doctors at GMC aren’t treating but killing them,” he alleged.
It is pertinent to mention here that Asif Dada has lost his mother and wife within 36-hours at GMC Anantnag.
Asif said that his mother was having minor underlying problems but his wife was just 35 year-old with no underlying problems but “both died due to sheer medical negligence.”
Asif, who is father of a toddler, said that whatever happened with them should not happen with others and “all Covid related deaths should be thoroughly investigated and guilty punished.” The vedio of relatives of deceased alleging negligence by hospital authorities has gone viral on social media evoking sharp criticism. Netizens while reacting to the vedio have demanded constitution of a committee to ascertain the facts and action must be taken against the erring officials. Officials at the GMC termed the allegations baseless and said that Covid-19 management team is working with zeal and zest. Meanwhile, taking immediate cognisance of a video clip circulating on social media, the Deputy Commissioner (District Magistrate) Anantnag, Dr. Piyush Singla has ordered an inquiry into the matter. The order says, “An indepth inquiry has become necessary to check the veracity of the allegations besides establishing facts and fixing the responsibility.”
It further directs the Principal GMC Anantnag to constitute a team of specialist doctors who shall conduct an indepth inquiry, fix responsibility if any, and suggest measures for avoiding such incidents in future. As per the order, the DC has sought inquiry report within three days.