Allied Hospital administration have started an inquiry into the death of a one-and-a-half year old child allegedly due to negligence by doctors on duty at the Emergency Ward of the hospital.
Some relatives of the child had staged a demonstration at the hospital and blamed the doctors for her death.
Her father Muhammad Shehzad, a resident of Guru Nanak Pura in Gujranwala, said she had died following the administration of an injection by a nurse.
“She fainted after she was given that injection.
The doctor told me it was meant to make her sleep,” he said. But, he said, the child passed away a few minutes later.
Shehzad and his family were in Faisalabad to visit a relative in Nishatabad. The child had been taken to the hospital after she suffered food poisoning and started vomiting on Thursday morning.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 6th, 2012.