Two mothers die as 'wrong injection' administered after delivery in Gujranwala

The deaths took place in the jurisdiction of Cantt police station

News Desk December 15, 2018
The deaths took place in the jurisdiction of Cantt police station. PHOTO: FILE

Two women breathed their last after they were administered wrong injections in Gujranwala on Saturday, Express News reported.

The deaths took place in the jurisdiction of Cantt police station. The doctor, identified as Saima, administered injections to the two women, Iqra and Sidra.

The condition of the new mothers deteriorated quickly, and they died soon afterwards.

The responsible doctor and other staff of the medical facility managed to flee from the scene after the deaths.

Pregnant woman dies after receiving ‘wrong injection’ at private hospital

Taking notice of the incident, chief minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has ordered the secretary health to conduct an investigation into the matter, and sought a report in this regard.

Buzdar directed the authorities to determine the culprit behind the deaths, and bring them to book.

Nearly a month ago, in the same city, a pregnant woman died after allegedly being given a wrong injection.

Similarly, in October, a 40-year-old man died at a private clinic in Gujranwala after being given a wrong injection.

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Saleem | 1 year ago | Reply | Recommend That begs a question against those institutions as well who are giving these doctors a license to kill. It must be looked at from where she completed her medicine and if there more of her classmates doing the same then that would put a big question mark against all those who graduated from the same intuition.
Dr. Asjad Iqbal | 1 year ago | Reply | Recommend It is shocking that a woman died after delivery because the wrong medicine or perhaps the wrong dose was injected. In Pakistan women go into obstetrics/gynecology mainly because ordinary women won't go to a male obstetrician/gynecologist. Some of the women are quite inept. It is better to go to a competent male obstetrician than an incompetent female obstetrician. In 2018 women should not be dying in childbirth and that too in a hospital.
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