Medical negligence: Nine-month-old Nishwa passes away

Published: April 22, 2019
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PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

KARACHI: A minor girl died on Monday after earlier being administered the wrong dosage of medicine by a private hospital which led to a deterioration in her health.

Nine-month-old Nishwa was administered an injection in Darul Sehat Hospital which increased her heartbeat abnormally. The infant was shifted to the hospital’s ICU where she was placed on a ventilator. According to the report of the CT scan administered at the hospital, Nishwa had become mentally paralysed.

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah , taking notice of the incident, said he will ensure justice for Nishwa’s family.

“I can understand the pain of the family. We even had plans to send Nishwa abroad for treatment. I send condolences to the family and will ensure they receive justice,” the CM said.

Nishwa’s father, speaking to media after his daughter’s death, asked everyone to stay united.

“Deaths will continue to occur, and nothing will be done,” he said.

Case registered against hospital for wrong treatment of infant

Administration Officer Ahmed Shehzad, Nursing In-charge Sobia and another Nursing In-charge Atif Javed of Darul Sehat Hospital were arrested on Sunday by Sharae Faisal investigation police.

The hospital had admitted to negligence on its part and had offered to bear all the medical expenses of the child’s treatment.

In a separate development, the Gulshan SP was restrained from official duty for the next 48 hours after a video emerged which showed him allegedly intimidating the victim’s father Qaiser Ali and warning him against pursuing the case against the hospital.

Parents file complaint against hospital for infant’s mistreatment

Speaking to media after the registration of the case, Ali said that he would approach every forum to seek justice for his daughter so that others did not fall prey to such practices. “The hospital administration has accepted their mistake and admitted that they administered a high dose of injection to the child,” he said.

 

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  • sane
    Apr 22, 2019 - 12:09PM

    Deaths will continue to occur, and nothing will be done

    Agreed 100%. Nothing will be done to curb this criminal negligence unless the hospital is closed permanently and those responsible are booked and prosecuted under murder charges. Recommend

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