Agreement signed; Baba Nashwa PICU to be established at hospital
KARACHI- Darul Sehat Hospital’s management and the grieving family of nine month-old baby Nashwa, who died due to administering of wrong injection by the hospital personnel, have reached a settlement; the deceased’s family has accepted apology of DUSH administration.
This was announced by Qaisar Ali, the father Nashwa, while addressing a press conference at Karachi Press Club. He said an agreement between Darul Sehat Hospital Karachi management and family members had been signed to resolve the tragic death issue of the minor girl.
He said that Darul Sehat Hospital had agreed to establish a Pediatric Intensive Care within a year time, and the unit will be named as Baba Nashwa PICU. He further said that the hospital would provide a 100% scholarship- Nashwa scholarship- to one student covering the entire fees for BDS or MBBS in the name of baby Nashwa.
He said that the hospital had also assured to allocate Rs 5 million per annum in the name of “Nashwa Fund” for free treatment of the poor and needy patients.
The hospital would also fulfill all requirements as directed by Sindh Health Care Commission and would abide any directions of the regulatory authorities.
Qasier clarified that the family would not claim any damages or compensation at any time against the hospital, adding that the cases lodged against the hospital staff would be withdrawn as per the agreement.
The nine month-old baby Nashwa, daughter of Qasiar Ali, was admitted at Darul Sehat Hospital on April 06th for the treatment of diarrhea; her health deteriorated due to the direct intravenous injection of potassium chloride, which subsequently caused her death.