Woman dies of alleged anesthesia dose in a private nursing home, alleges family


Handwara, Mar 7: A woman died due to an alleged overdose of anaesthesia at a private nursing home in North Kashmirs Handwara town.

Shameema Akhter, wife of Nazir Ahmed Mir, a resident of Sopernaghama Kralgund was admitted to North Kashmir Nursing Home (NKNH) and was advised to undergo surgical removal of gallbladder stone in the late afternoon.

The protesting family said they believe Shameema died due to an overdose of anaesthesia administered to her at the nursing home. We are going to lodge a police complaint against the nursing home, they said.

The family members staged a protest seeking stringent action against the doctors.

They said Shameema died in the nursing home but to save their skin, the doctors shifted her to District Hospital Handwara.

Medical Superintendent District Hospital Handwara Dr Nisar Ahmed Wani said the patient was brought dead in the hospital.

We got a call from the nursing home wherein the caller stated that there is a critical patient who needs to be shifted to the district hospital. We sent an ambulance but found the patient dead on arrival, Medical Superintendent said.

The owner of the nursing home refused to divulge information about the patient, saying the same can be collected from the police station.


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