3 Medical Board Members Suspended After Disabled Student Dies Outside their Office


    3 Medical Board Members Suspended After Disabled Trainee Dies Outside their Workplace

    The Jammu and Kashmir federal government on Sunday suspended three members of Srinagar’s District Medical Board following the death of a differently-abled class 10 trainee outside their office, an official said. The student, experiencing intense muscular dystrophy, involving extreme muscle weakness and failure to do normal muscular works like walking, swallowing etc, had actually approached the DMB office with his mother and sibling to secure a certificate of his medical condition, he said.

    The kid needed the certificate for the J&K Board of School Education (JKBOSE) to allow him to have a scribe to write his class 10 assessment, the J&K government representative said, adding the JKBOSE had actually rejected him the permission to have the scribe previously. As he reached the medical board, his mother and sibling went inside the board’s workplace, leaving him inside the automobile, to request the board members to analyze him in the automobile itself outside their workplace due to the serious disability of the boy and absence of the requisite facilities inside the office, the authorities stated.

    The board doctors, however, refused to accompany them to the automobile outside to take a look at the trainee, hailing from Chanapora area of Srinagar, he stated. On the other hand, the boy suffered breathlessness while waiting outside the medical board’s office but the board medical professionals did not go to on him even after familiarizing of his deteriorating condition, he stated.

    The kid’s mother and sibling hurried him to a close-by hospital where he was declared brought dead, said the spokesperson, adding none of the medical board officials or attendants even accompanied the ailing teen to the healthcare facility. The federal government representative said the suspended medical board members consist of Dr Neelofar, a consultant physician of Ganderbal sub-district health center, Medical Officer Shuja Rashid of Leper Hospital and Srinagar’s Government Gousia Medical facility’s ophthalmologist, Dr Farhan Bashir.

    A nursing organized, Ghulam Hassan, too was suspended, following the death of the young boy, the representative said. The suspension order was issued by Kashmir’s Health director on the suggestion of the Kashmir additional commissioner.

    The federal government made the intervention after a video clip of the ailing boy’s sister appeared on social media. In the video, the kid’s sister alleged that her sibling Suhaib died at the door of the Well Objective Health Centre, Jawahar Nagar, Srinagar due to the neglect and unbecoming behaviour of the Medical Board doctors and team member.

    Taking cognisance of the video clip, Lieutenant Guv’s consultant Farooq Khan, who is likewise in charge of the Social Well-being Department, sought an accurate report on the incident from the SWD’s principal secretary and bought the suspensions. On the principal secretary’s report, the LG advisor also asked the Education Department authorities to take stringent action against the JKBOSE officers for earlier denying the student the consent to get the services of an author to assist him in the assessment.


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