Srinagar: Even as the authorities directed the hospital administrations across Jammu and Kashmir to ensure better facilities to the patients, the valley’s lone Children hospital at Sonwar here has thrown the directions in bin with an attendant from Srinagar, alleging that the medicos present in the hospital have allegedly showed reluctance to treat their four-year-old kid.
According to wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the family of ailing kid who was taken to the GB Pant hospital here at around 03:30 Pm today said that their beloved was suffering from fever and was shivering from past some hours. “We preferred to take him to the hospital, but all in vein as the doctors present in the hospital showed reluctance to treat the patient by one way or other,” Zahoor Ahmad, an attendant from Hawal Srinagar said.
He said that their beloved was shivering due to fever and the doctors asked them to go to the Out Patient Department (OPD) section where doctors would see Azaan, the 4-year-old patient.
Ahmad further divulged that he went to the OPD where the number of patients was too high. “It was not possible to wait any further given the condition of our beloved. After pleading, the authorities provided me emergency ticket following which I went to the doctors who refused to treat my patient. The doctor present there asked me to go back to the OPD section as he cannot treat him here,” Ahmad alleged.
He stated that as the pleas to the doctor failed to get any positive result, he decided to go to the private doctor to show their kid, whose condition as per him is still critical. “I can’t understand as to why the doctors didn’t treat our kid. One fails to understand that are they (doctors) really there to save the precious lives,” he said, appealing the higher ups to look into the matter and take action against those doctors involved in it.
Medical Superintendent of G B Pant, Kanwal Jeet Singh told KNO the attendant along with the patient should have approached him at the hospital so that necessary steps would have been taken. “Any attendant having complaint should approach me and all their issues will be addressed within short span of time,” he added.