Nursing home in Pulwama denies surgery on Ayushman card

Mohammadia Nursing Home in Pulwama
Mohammadia Nursing Home in Pulwama

SRINAGAR — A private nursing home in Pulwama town refused to perform surgery on Ayushman card, also known as Golden card, after which the patient as well as the attendant had to return disappointed. Meanwhile, the relatives of the patient demanded the administration take action against the nursing home.

As per reports from the news agency CNS, the management of Mohammadia Nursing Home in Pulwama has refused to perform surgery on a Golden card in the hospital.

A citizen, namely Mohammad Asif Pandit from Karimabad village, said that he admitted his four-year-old child for plastic surgery at District Hospital Pulwama. However, the doctors told him that the child will not be able to bear anesthesia in the district hospital. Accordingly, he consulted a doctor in a nursing home, who took the responsibility for anesthesia.

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According to the exact advice of the doctor, the child was scheduled to undergo plastic surgery at the nursing home, but the management of the hospital disappointed him by saying that they can perform this surgery for a cash amount of Rs. 24,000 and opposed to performing the same on a Golden card.

“Despite making them understand 1000 times, the management denied to perform the same surgery and I had to return disappointed,” Asif said.

In this regard, when Mohammadia Nursing Home Gangoo was contacted, they said that this kind of surgery is not registered on the surgical portal of the hospital so this surgery can be performed on cash payment only.

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It is pertinent to mention here that despite the facilities in District Hospital Pulwama, the surgery of the child was not done there, and later, the surgery was denied at Mohammadia Nursing Home also. This has raised a question mark over the functioning and management of the district hospital.

Earlier, the district hospital was in the news for the wrong reasons as a speech therapist was treating ENT patients in the absence of a specialist doctor.

Meanwhile, the citizens have demanded that District Development Commissioner Pulwama make the hospital administrator accountable in this regard so that the people living below the poverty level do not face difficulties in the future.

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