Emergency dept ransacked, doctors beaten after patient dies

Larkana: The attendants of a female patient ransacked office of Chief CMO, broke office furniture, windowpanes, fired pistol shots and severely beat duty doctors at Accident & Emergency Centre of the Chandka Medical College Hospital, here on Saturday as they suspected that their patient died due to negligence of duty doctors.

Patient named 25-years Tasneem wife of Abdullah Leghari, resident of Miro Khan Taluka of Kambar-Shahdadkot district, presently residing in OPF Colony of Larkana was rushed to hospital in critical condition and the duty doctors suspected that she had tried to commit suicide.

Her stomach was washed immediately but she could not survive.

The attendants of the patient called their relatives, who ransacked the emergency centre and beat up doctors. They tore clothes of one Dr. Mannan Bhutto and dragged him in the emergency ward.

Zahid Leghari, a relative of the patients, told media that she died due to negligence of duty doctors.

Chief RMO Dr. Habib Soomro said that the accused also fired straight pistol shots but fortunately no one was injured as all the doctors and duty staff had already fled.

Police arrived one hour late despite informing them well on time and they played role of silent spectator and not arrested a single accused.

Assistant Commissioner Masood Bhutto and DSP Yar Muhammad Rind later held talks to the enraged people and the situation was brought under control.

The Medical Superintendent of Chandka Hospital has constituted a 3-member probing committee consisting of Prof: (Rtd.) Hafeezullah Abro, I/C Accident & Emergency Centre, Dr. Abdul Majeed Jassar and Dr. Ahmed Ali Brohi, both Additional Medical Superintendents of the Hospital to report within three days.

No case was filed till filing of this report.

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