Over 100 people from Sidduwala, Chiniot, on Sunday staged a protest demonstration against police for not arresting a doctor they accused of medical negligence. Irshad Hussain, one of the protestors, told newsmen that 65-year-old Muhammad Mansha had a stroke and was taken to Muhammad Ajmal’s clinic for treatment.
He said the doctor gave him an injection. He said Mansha got sicker a few hours after being treated by the doctor. He said the doctor was told about the deteriorating condition of the patient and requested further treatment. He said the doctor examined the patient again and then left the clinic.
He said Mansha died a few minutes later. The protestors chanted slogans against the doctor and the police. They blocked the Sidduwala-Chiniot road for traffic and demanded the doctor’s arrest.
The demonstrators put Mansha’s body on the road in front of the clinic and refused to go away.
A police team from Chiniot police station negotiated with the protestors and assured them that action would be taken against the doctor if he was found guilty of malpractice.
The demonstrators then called off the protest.The police dispatched the body to a mortuary for post mortem examination.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 28th, 2014.
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