Astute observers may recall that it was the death of Shazia Akhtar due to negligence of Shopian doctors that set the stage for events a week later when bodies of Neelofar and Asiya turned up
6-month-old dies of doctors’ neglect
People protest against District Hospital Pulwama
Srinagar: Despite fifty-five doctors being posted here, the District Hospital Pulwama could not save the life of a six-months-old child who died for want of medical help during the preceding night.
Obviously then, irked by the neglect of the doctors and hospital administration, hundreds of people protested today against the hospital by blocking the Srinagar-Pulwama road for hours together, local news agency KNS reported.
Zargar told KNS that only one doctor whom he identified as Dr. Abdul Gani was present in the hospital who refused to see his son citing that he was not a pediatrician.
Tuesday morning hundreds of people came out on streets and protested against the hospital administration and absence of doctors. The protestor blocked the Srinagar-Pulwama road for hours.
It was only after Deputy Commissioner Pulwama reached the spot that the protestors could be pacified. He promised inquiry into the incident pledging that strict action would follow against the negligent hospital staff including the doctors.