Investigation

Teenager dies of ‘medical negligence’ in Gurez, CMO orders probe

A signage hangs inside a hospital in Srinagar, Kashmir. [FPK File Photo/Zainab]

Bandipora: A day after a teenager died due to alleged medical negligence at Bagtore hospital in Gurez area of Bandipora district, chief medical officer Bandipora Monday ordered an inquiry into the matter.

A boy identified as Umer Ahmad (14) son of Ghulam Rasool Bhat of Dassia Bagtore slipped into Kishanganga River, following which he was rescued and taken to NTPHC Bagtore where locals found the hospital gate closed.

Later, locals staged a protest demonstration and accused the medical staff of not performing their duties honestly at the hospital.

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