Thursday, April 12, 2012

3 docs arrested for negligent death

Expired drugs seized from hospital

Police last night raided Government hospital Anantnag and recovered expired drugs that were being distributed to the patients while three doctors were arrested for death of a woman in a Nursing Home in the town for alleged medical negligence. 

According to reports, Anatnang police last night raided Mirza Afzal Beg Memorial Hospital in Anantnag after attendants of a patient, who was admitted in the hospital lodged a complaint with the police about supply of expired drugs. 

The patient's attendants were provided with the expired medicine at the hospital for the patient. Police raided the hospital and recovered expired medicine, which were being provided to the patients in the hospital.

One of the Pharmacists of the hospital, Nazir Ahmad was arrested by the police and investigations are going on. Residents alleged that the higher ups of the Health department were hand in glove with the district hospital authorities and said that such complaints were frequent in the hospital and health authorities gave a deaf ear to them.

In the meantime, the Member Parliament, Mehboob Beg, today visited the hospital and expressed his concern over the supply of expired medicine to the patients. He said that this is not the first time that patients have complained about the supply of expired drugs to them. Beg asked the Health department to investigate matter. 

Meanwhile police arrested three doctors for the death of a woman in SKJ Nursing Home at K P road in Anantnag. 

Shahzada , 35, wife of Fayaz Ahmad Shah resident of Brad Ashmuqam was admitted to the hospital yesterday and died due to alleged negligence of doctors. A case has been registered in this regard in Police Station Mattan. 

Three doctors Dr Muzaffar Kocahak, Dr Farooq and Dr Mushtaq were detained by police for alleged medical negligence.

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