ISLAMABAD / KARACHI: The government has constituted a committee to ascertain the reasons behind the demise of former Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) MNA Fouzia Wahab.
Advisor to the Prime Minister on Interior Affairs Rehman Malik on Monday announced the constitution of an inquiry committee which will probe the alleged negligence of doctors at the Orthopedic Medical Institute (OMI) in Karachi, where Wahab passed away on Sunday (June 17) following complications after a surgery.
The committee will investigate whether there was any negligence on the part of concerned doctors during Wahab’s treatment, said an official statement. The committee will be headed by Director General Health, Islamabad with other senior doctors, added the statement.
The joint investigation team will suggest and recommend the age of retirement of surgeons when they should be stopped from operating patients in a professional way. The inquiry committee will submit its report within two weeks of this notification.
Meanwhile, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) raided OMI and seized records of the hospital, reported Express News. The team also questioned three doctors who performed Wahab’s surgery and took them to the FIA headquarters for further investigation.
The hospital authorities claimed that they did everything they could to save Wahab’s life and there was no negligence on the part of the doctors. Wahab’s son also supported this statement and said that the hospital authorities provided every facility to his mother.
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