District Hospital Pulwama
District Hospital Pulwama

SRINAGAR — Municipal Committee President Pulwama Bilal Ahmad Rather threatened doctors at District Hospital Pulwama following which hospital authorities have written to higher authorities for legal action.

In a video that surfaced on social media and went viral, Rather was seen threatening doctors at the district hospital.

He told the news agency KNO that he feels sorry for using abusive language but said that the full story isn’t being shown in the video.

“Some miscreants had made a video behind me and uploaded it with some wrong motive. I went to the hospital to see why USG services weren’t available when I saw a patient was being taken to a private diagnostic center for USG in a trolley,” he said.

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Rather said that there was an exchange of heated arguments between a doctor who claimed that the USG facility is available at the hospital till 8 PM but the fact is it wasn’t.

“Using abusive language can’t be justified. I am sorry because I became emotional when I saw the condition of a patient outside who was being taken to the diagnostic center for USG,” he said, adding, “My sole aim is the welfare of people and I am sorry if I have hurt anyone’s sentiments.”

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Rather demanded that all facilities must be available at the hospital round the clock so that poor patients won’t suffer anymore.

The Medical Superintendent of District Hospital Pulwama said that they have lodged an FIR against the concerned person.

“We have only one radiologist who runs USG, CT scan, and even X-Ray and performs duty 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM on a daily basis as per government directions. If there is any problem at the hospital, the concerned person should have discussed it with us instead of using abusive language,” he said.

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