Patient dies at GMC; Family alleges incompetency by doctors

Jammu May 23: Today evening, an elderly man Budhi Singh Manhas, a retired Subedar Major from Army, belonging to Chhamb Jourian, Akhnoor counted his last breath at GMC hospital here. Manhas was earlier taken to the Military Hospital in Akhnoor where he was denied admission by the authorities without reason.

The family members started looking for doctors and one female doctor came after forty-five minutes. The family said that the doctor confirmed the medicine had reacted. The family further added that the patient had died by this time but the doctors in any case took the patient onto a ventilator saying just to appease the family.

The family went on to complain to the Medical Superintendent but no action was taken. The family members said that when they lost cool, the present doctors started being boorish and even went on to saying things like, “He was 86 years old, why are you creating such a scene?”

After a series of protests by the Media, since an elderly dies just three days ago in a very similar case of negligence, the Head of Department, Medicine, Dr. Sushil was suspended.


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