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Kulgam: Woman dies in hospital, family alleges medical negligence

A file photo of District Hopsital Kulgam.

‘Patient was suffering from myotonia, will enquire matter’

Kulgam: A 35-year-old woman from south Kashmir’s Kulgam died after she was allegedly continuously kept on high flow oxygen.

As per the brother of the deceased woman, Tariq Yousuf, his sister went to a private clinic at Kulgam for a routine check-up on February 6 and the doctors at the clinic advised her to go to the hospital for oxygen support for some time as her oxygen level was around 80.

“My sister first visited the private clinic where a doctor told her you are fine and only your oxygen level is a little bit low and visit the hospital for same,” Tariq said.

He said his sister was continuously kept on high-flow oxygen for hours together due to which her lungs got damaged and subsequently died, he said.

He further added that her sister repeatedly requested doctors not to keep her on high flow oxygen as she is facing some issues with it despite that she was continuously kept on high flow oxygen and till her death she was kept on oxygen support.

He requested authorities that the matter must be investigated at the earliest and strict action must be taken against the staff members involved in the alleged medical negligence.

The woman namely Sholi Jan, daughter of Mohammad Yousuf Khanday of Soppar Kulgam died at District hospital on Monday.

Meanwhile, Medical Superintendent District Hospital Kulgam Dr Muzzafar Zargar said that patient was suffering from Myotonia and they are going to enquire about the matter and the statement of the concerned doctor will be recorded too. (KNO)


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