Due to no available ventilator, woman dies in SKIMS Hospital, Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar, May 15: A woman from Chanapora in city outskirts died at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences Soura here for want of a ventilator, her relatives said on Saturday.

The relatives of the deceased woman namely Tasleema Shah (48), wife of Nisar Ahmad Shah, resident of Friends Colony Chanapora, told a local daily that the she fell unconscious after her mother-in-law, who was also her aunt, died on Thursday evening.

The family immediately rushed her to Florence Hospital Chanapora where from she was referred to SKIMS Soura, said Dr Abdul Majeed, one of her close relatives.

At SKIMS, she was admitted in Intensive Care Unit after some important medical tests including CT scan were conducted on her, said Majeed. “She was in need of ventilator but there was no available ventilator and the doctors put her on umbobag which ultimately became cause of her death,” he added.

Earlier, he said, intibution tube was inserted to the patient and that the procedure was done without mandatory ABG test. When Majeed approached concerned Registrar, he was manhandled and humiliated.

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