Botched childbirth at LRH? Case filed over death related to delivery complications

Waqas Iqbal claims his sister-in-law was given wrong injection

Our Correspondent September 29, 2015
Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar. PHOTO: FILE

PESHAWAR: A case has been lodged against a Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) gynaecologist and other staff members after a woman died due to the alleged negligence of a nurse who reportedly administered the wrong injection.

Waqas Iqbal, a resident of Chowk Shadi Pir, said he rushed his sister-in-law to LRH at 6am for a delivery. She gave birth to a baby in the gynaecology ward and was considered healthy after the delivery. However, doctors advised the patient to stay at the medical facility for some time.

He said his sister-in-law was in good health and talked to family members soon after a nurse administered an injection at around 10pm. The woman died within 15 minutes. Iqbal added the family protested against the negligence and lodged a case against the gynaecologist and other staff members.

Iqbal believed the nurse was negligent and administered the wrong injection which led to the death of his sister-in-law. When asked, LRH Focal Person Dr Ghulam Subhani told The Express Tribune he had been informed about the incident. He assured the administration would be holding an enquiry as the case needed to be investigated thoroughly. “We will pin responsibility and bring to justice anyone who is found guilty,” Subhani concluded.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 29th, 2015.


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