2 more cases of alleged medical negligence causing deaths surface in Multan & Rwp

MULTAN/RAWALPINDI: Two more cases of alleged medical negligence that caused deaths of the patients surfaced in Multan and Rawalpindi, according to media.

According to media reports, the patient in Multan passed away after the hospital staff allegedly administered a higher-than-required dosage of anaesthetic whereas the one in Rawalpindi died due to what was claimed to be a wrong injection.

In Multan, Mohammad Asif, a resident of Jahanian area, was brought to a private hospital on Nishtar Road when he fractured his arm.

However, the deceased’s family alleged that he was administered the anaesthetic in dosage more than required during the operation, which caused his death.

The bereaved family then took to protesting near the medical facility, which alarmed the hospital staff, who subsequently fled.

On the other hand, in Rawalpindi, 20-year-old Shakir Ali was admitted into a private hospital on April 17 for fever. His family, however, claimed that he was given the wrong medicine, which worsened his condition. Ali was then shifted to the Holy Family Hospital, where he died.

His relatives, then, staged a protest alongside his dead body, at the town’s Siddiqui Chowk.

The two cases are the latest in reports of alleged medical negligence heightening public frenzy after four-year-old Razia died Sunday night in Bilal Colony in Karachi’s Korangi locality and nine-month-old Nashwa — who suffered brain damage after reportedly being administered an excessive dosage through injection at a private hospital in the metropolis — passed away on Monday after days of enduring pain.