Man dies as doctors fail to provide timely treatment

Security staff allowed the patient to enter the hospital after half-an-hour


Tariq Ismaeel February 06, 2019
PHOTO: FILE

DERA GHAZI KHAN:  

A man lost his life due to the alleged negligence of doctors and medical staff at Teaching Hospital in Dera Ghazi Khan.

The victim’s son, Dilawar Jamwani, told The Express Tribune that his father Sher Muhammad suffered a heart attack. Jamwani added that he and other relatives brought the patient to the health facility for treatment. However, guards deployed at the main gate did not allow them to enter the premises, citing security reasons.

Dilawar maintained the security staff had an argument with them and after wasting almost half-an-hour, they were allowed to enter the hospital.

“When we reached the emergency ward, the doctors on duty were busy talking to each other and did not attend the patient.” The victim’s son highlighted that despite being informed of the patient’s serious condition, the medical staff ignored all requests.

Dilawar bemoaned that his father passed away due to the lack of timely treatment and negligence of the hospital staff.

Meanwhile, the relatives and family members of the deceased protested outside the emergency gate of the Teaching Hospital.

They demanded health authorities and the deputy commissioner take stern action against those doctors who were allegedly guilty of committing negligence.

When contacted, the Teaching Hospital medical superintendent was not available for comments.

Earlier, a 60-year-old man died after reportedly being given the wrong injection at a private clinic in Khanpur.

Dar Muhammad, a resident of Chachran Sharif area, was suffering from fever. In a bid to get treatment, he went to a private clinic in the area which was run by Dr Azhar Shah.

After examining the patient, the doctor administered an injection to him. However, after a few minutes, Dar Muhammad’s condition deteriorated and he passed away.

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