Denying medicines to poor patients in district hospital Kishtwar is beyond everybody thinking: Saroori

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In a rear of the rarest case of misusing of its official position and forcing a poor patient to purchase the drugs available in the government hospital from open market, Kishtwar police on the intervention Member of Legislative Assembly from Inderwal Ghulam Mohammad Saroori registered an FIR against the staff and officials of District Hospital Kishtwar including doctor and Paramedical staff on duty who denied the medicines to the poor patient hailing from remote Kuchal area of Inderwal constituency.
MLA Inderwal Ghulam Mohammad Saroori visited District Hospital Kishtwar to inquired about patients admitted in the Hospital. He interacted with the patient attended and assured them all help. He asked the doctors about the status of injured patient and ask the Doctors to extend best possible Medicare to the patients. He also wished for early recovery of the patients.
Saroori while leaving the Hospital premises came into contact with one Bashir Ahmed of Kuchal area of Inderwal whose wife Hajzra Begum was undergoing treatment at District Hospital Kishtwar under MRD No. 6024 under the instruction of senior doctors including a physician; who was carrying medicines in his hands.
On inquiring, Bashir Ahmed told MLA Inderwal that he purchased these medicines from market and further told him that doctors and hospital staff refuse him to provide anything to him as a result of which he left with no other option; other than to purchase these medicines from open market.
On checking the medicines purchased by the poor attendant from market, it comes to fore that the medicines were available in the hospital stock as a result of which Saroori brought the matter into the notice of senior officers and also check the stock register of the District Hospital Kishtwar, beside also meet the other patients who narrated the similar tale forcing MLA Inderwal to approach the Kishtwar
police for registration
of an FIR against the hospital management and the staff for betraying the poor patients as well as misusing the government property by denying its benefit to the deserving persons.
Acting on the complaint, Kishtwar police register FIR No. 146/2016 U/S 403/406 RPC against the hospital management, staff and the unknown physician who attended the patient and asked her attend to purchase the medicines on the pretext that same was not available in the hospital stock.
MLA Inderwal Ghulam Mohammad Saroori termed the event as unfortunate added that despite the fact that Health Minister Bali Bhagat belongs from Kishtwar by birth, the poor patients were denied the medicines by the hospital authorities and justified his action.

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