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A life lost; responsible HCE fined and sealed, culprits jailed. Justice served?

Karachi- After the passing away of Nashwa at the hands of negligent nursing staff at Darul Sehat Hospital, Sindh Health Care Commission has ordered sealing of the HCE amidst protests from the employees outside the hospital. A ban has been imposed on admission of any new patient. Patients that were already admitted and getting treatment, their treatment would continue there.

The SHCC Chairman Dr Tipu Sultan revealed that they had taken this action as per directions of the Sindh Chief Minister and Health Minister, who earlier met the family of the victim.

Commenting on the protest, Dr Tipu Sultan said that the employees were protesting against detention of the principal of the medical college affiliated with the hospital, Professor Rasheed and Prof Rizwan Azmi. They were taken away by the Sharea Faisal police without “any justification or reason”. However, subsequently, they were released, revealed the SHCC head.

A fine of Rs500000 was also imposed on the Darul Sehat Hospital by SHCC on account of medical negligence. The hospital’s management was directed to send the accused staff to their regulatory council for disciplinary action.

The Sindh Health Care Commission (SHCC) committee recommended immediate suspension and termination of the untrained staff, as well as the termination of recruitment in-charge.

Two DUS staffers are currently under arrest for administering wrong injection to Nashwa.

April 25, 2019

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