Srinagar: A woman patient from Kashmir was denied treatment at PGI Chandigarh as a doctor refused to treat her saying “you pelt stones on force personnel in Valley and then come here for treatment”, a local daily Rising Kashmir reported on Sunday.
Nasreen Malik, who had gone to PGI to undergo neurosurgical treatment, was refused treatment at the hospital and asked to leave, the report added.
Her son Javaid Malik told the local newspaper that a doctor at PGI (Dr Manoj Tiwari) told them, “You pelt stones on force personnel there in Valley and then come here for treatment”.
He said the doctor did not treat her mother properly, the report added.
“He (Dr Tiwari) was very responsive to us till he didn’t see the prescription of SKIMS Medical College. Once he came to know that we are from Kashmir, he got angry and threw the papers,” Malik was quoted by the report as saying.
He said though he didn’t directly tell them to leave the hospital but made them leave by demanding Rs 15 lakh for the treatment, which was too high a cost for the treatment, the report added.
He said nobody guided them at the hospital about how to complete the document work, the report said.
“At the reception, when they got to know that we are from Kashmir, they became disrespectful to us and asked us to fulfill the basic formalities,” Malik was quoted by the report as saying, adding that they had to leave the hospital without his mother undergoing treatment there.