NSF seeks high level under supervision of retd judge to fix responsibility

The National Secular Forum (NSF) today expressed strong resentment over the death of a lady patient hailing from Sunderbani at SMGS Hospital due to negligence of doctors and demanded high-level probe to fix the responsibility and punishment to the guilty.Addressing a press conference here today, NSF State President Dr Vikas Sharma said, “The state government has completely failed to rein in the erring doctors and Para-medical staff who have failed to deliver the desirable health care service to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. The death of 32-year lady Samta Sudan, hailing from Sunderbani, has once again exposed chinks in the healthcare system of Government Medical College, Jammu where there is no mechanism to fix accountability on account of negligence.” Dr Sharma claimed that the said lady due to the negligence of doctors but till date no accountability has been fixed on the people responsible as the practice was been going on for the past many years. “But enough is enough, the society is not going to tolerate any more. We demand from the Health Minister to order high-level probe to look into the case so that responsibility is fixed on the doctors whose negligence claimed the life of a young lady who is survived by two minor children,” he said.The NSF state president called for high-level probe under the supervision of some former judge of the High Court so that guilty won’t be shielded by any one. He said that the matter was taken up by MLA Udhampur Pawan Gupta in the Assembly recently and the Deputy Speaker asked the authorities to probe the matter. He mentioned that in past as well several such incidents have happened but no voice had been raised owing to high-handedness of doctors.

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