Pregnant woman dies of medical negligence at SKIMS, says family

SRINAGAR — The family members of a pregnant woman who died at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura on Sunday, alleged that she died due to medical negligence by hospital authorities.

The family members of a deceased woman namely Ulfat Jan of Wakura Ganderbal alleged that she was not given proper treatment, which consequently led to her death.

The family members, according to news agency KDC held a protest at SKIMS, Soura against hospital authorities and demanded stern action against the doctors who were supposed to be present.

An enquiry has been initiated in this regard and the committee has been asked to submit the report within five days. Whosoever will be found involved in any kind of negligence will be dealt with strictly as per law, news agency KDC quoted Dr Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent, SKIMS as having said.