Doctor terminated for denying ambulance to pregnant lady

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SRINAGAR: Government today terminated a contractual doctor for alleged gross negligence in Kupwara district of north Kashmir.

Deputy Commissioner Kupwara Anshul Garg, terminated the Medical Officer Dr Bilal Ahmad owing to gross negligence leading to the death of a new born at Kalaroose where he was posted.

As per the order, Dr Bilal Ahmad was hired as Medical Officer on contractual basis under NHM for SDH Kupwara in 2007. He was transferred to PHC Kalaroose in 2013 on mutual basis and remained posted there.

“Recently a death of a new born of a patient namely Fatima Begum wife of Mohd Shafi Kholi of Daminy Kalaroose was reported in block Kalaroose owing to gross negligence of professional services on your part as per the enquiry report submitted by the committee constituted by Chief Medical Officer Kupwara,” the order reads, adding, ” you have failed to uphold moral ethical and professional standards in service delivery which led to the death of the new born baby as confirmed by enquiry committee and corroborated by CMO”.

As per the order, the enquiry committee found Dr Bilal of having denied ambulance service to the patient leading to loss of precious time in providing medical care to the pregnant lady which “tantamount the gross negligence on part of yourself towards your professional duties”.

“CMO Kupwara (Convener Distt. Health Society Kupwara) vide his letter No:DPMU/NHN/Kup/65-67 dated 17-04-2019 has recommended for termination of your contractual services on the basis of gross negligence and failure to deliver professional services towards patient care as authenticated by the enquiry committee,” the order reads.

“…therefore on the basis of recommendations of the CMO Kupwara and recommendations of the enquiry committee. The contractual service of Dr Bilal Ahmad, Medical Officer under NHM presently posted of PHC Kalaroose are hereby terminated with immediate effect vide order number DDCK/NHM/213-18”, the order read.

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