Medical negligence: Doctors blamed for death in child birth

Sughra Bibi died after remaining in coma for one day.


Owais Jafri August 03, 2012

MULTAN:


Dera Ghazi Khan City police on Friday registered a case against two doctors and two nurses after the family of a woman who died at a private hospital accused the doctors of negligence leading to the woman’s death.  


The FIR, registered under Section 322 (causing death by omission or commission) of the Pakistan Penal Code, stated that the woman, Sughra Bibi, 20, had died on Thursday night, a day after she gave birth to a child on Wednesday.

The FIR said Dr Humera Naz and Dr Rafaqat Ali, who owned the hospital, had abandoned her after the surgery.

Complaianant, Aman Ullah, a resident of Paaiga village, said the paramedical staff at the hospital had told him that his wife would soon regain consciousness.

He said he had brought Sughra Bibi to Ali Hospital, a private facility owned by Dr Rafaqat Ali, on July 31 (Tuesday).

The FIR was registered after the family of the deceased refused to end a sit-in in front of the hospital on Kutchery Chowk and blocked the road for over two hours.

The demonstration ended when SHO Malik Saleem arrived at the scene and assured action against the suspects.

A nurse, who refused to identify herself, told The Express Tribune that the deceased had gone into a coma after she gave birth in a caesarean section.

She said the deceased remained in coma for a little more than 24 and died on Thursday night.

All doctors and paramedical staff have fled from the hospital.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 4th, 2012.

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