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Baby dies in mother's womb in north Kashmir's Kunzer, family alleges medical negligence | KNO

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Baramulla, Aug 09 (KNO): Family members of a baby who died in mother's womb alleged negligence on part of the hospital authorities at Kunzar hospital in north Kashmir's Baramulla district on Sunday. Talking to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), one of the family members, Mohammad Arif alleged that the doctors on duty refused to do USG of the baby's mother. "The baby died in the mother's womb. We knocked at the door of doctors but they refused to go for USG. This is sheer negligence of the doctor," the family members alleged. They said that the baby's mother was shifted to hospital on August 05 as it was her expected delivery date but the doctors at the hospital refused to do USG of the patient. They said that doctors and nurses were waiting for 'normal delivery', but it didn't happen. Meanwhile, Dr. Ruqiya posted at the primary health centre, Kunzar told KNO that the baby was alive upto children's hospital and died there. She said that the patient's USG was done in the month of June so there was no need for a new USG per doctors consultation. "It is not negligence, these things are always unpredictable. We have already ordered a departmental enquiry and we are waiting for the report," she said—(KNO)

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