Two minors died while another was shifted to a hospital in critical condition after reportedly taking medicines prescribed by a quack running a homoeopathic clinic in the Hamidpur Kanura area on Friday. Police claimed to have arrested the quack and sealed his clinic.
Police said a homoeopathic clinic established in Thatti Lal area of Multan was registered by the Punjab Healthcare Commission in 2018. However, the monitoring of the clinic was not continued. Khadim Hussain, a brick kiln labourer and resident of Hamidpur Kanura area of Muzaffarabad, took his children seven-year-old Tahira, nine-year-old Danish, fiveyear-old Muneeb for treatment of fever from a clinic.
The condition of the children deteriorated after consuming the medicines on Friday morning,. Danish died on the spot Tahira died on the way to Nishtar Hospital and while Muneeb was rushed to the emergency ward of Nishtar Hospital in critical condition.
The father of the children said Dr Saleem has been running a clinic in the area for a long time. Meanwhile, Multan Health CEO Dr Shoaibur Rehman Gormani took notice of the incident and issued instructions for immediate action. Health Deputy District Officer Dr Asif sealed the clinic while homoeopathic Dr Saleem was arrested by Muzaffarabad police.