Poor medical facilities in the country are a failure of state and it has been the case since decades now. Many cases go unreported but, luckily, Nishwa’s case came to the forefront when she suffered irreparable brain damage and became paralyzed after being administered with a wrong injection by the nursing staff of Dar ul Sehat Hospital in Karachi, last week. She was brought to the hospital on April 6, suffering from diarrhea.
The nine-month-old lost her battle with life today at another private hospital where she was being treated for the staff’s negligence that left her brain nearly dead
sad to hear the news that nine months old Nishwa breathed his last in LNH today!! Nishwa was allegedly administered an incorrect dosage of drugs at Darul Sehat Hospital in Karachi. May Allah give patience to his parents. #nishwa pic.twitter.com/3GzZdhRpTe
— Irshad Ali (@irshadaajnews) April 22, 2019
A two-member body was formed to probe the case. The hospital also admitted its error and took full responsibility, firing the nursing staff who had attended to Nishwa that day. However, none of this helped in saving the ill-fated child’s life.
Imran Ismail, Governor Sindh, while offering his condolences to the family, emphasized on the need of new health related regulations to be enforced in the country.
My heartfelt condolences to the family members of baby Nishwa who lost her life due to medical negligence.
May Allah give them the strength to bear this loss.
We need new regulations in hospitals, this system is not working for the ppl. Int’l health care standards to be enforced
— Imran Ismail (@ImranIsmailPTI) April 22, 2019
Nishwa’s father, Qaiser Ali has been receiving threats from the high ranking police officers, who forced him to withdraw his demands for action against the hospital
Ali recorded a video message announcing the demise of his daughter and requesting that a strict action should be taken against the culprits.
— Pakistan Defence Command (@PDCMDOfficial) April 22, 2019
Pakistanis on Twitter are feeling bad for the poor father and the loss that he has to bear
یا اللہ صبر دے والدین کو اور سزا دے اذیت دینے والوں کو
— Khan Markhor 🇵🇰🇹🇷🇸🇦🇵🇸 (@KhanMarkhor) April 22, 2019
People have lost faith in institutions, thinking that there may never be justice in our part of the world
Nothing going to happen we are in Pakistan…
— Ashmeel Ahmed (@ashmeel_ahmed) April 22, 2019
— Tashfeen Anwar (@AnwarTashfeen) April 22, 2019
This just breaks our heart and rightfully so everyone else’s too.
— Syeda Humaira (@imperfectsoulll) April 22, 2019
There is a dire need to improve the state of hospitals in the country. Good medical facilities are only available for a certain class who can afford that treatment. It is the responsibility of the state to provide funds for better health facilities and proper trained, empathetic staff.
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