Pakistani actor, Sajid Hasan, is widely known in Pakistan for his strong on-screen presence.
While Sajid Hasan remains a brilliant actor, he’s in the news as of late due to a serious issue. Recently, a rather graphic video has been shared on social media platforms. It shows the adverse effect of a hair transplant surgery gone wrong.
Here’s the video, alongside a message by him, alerting others to be more careful.
In the video, he shows his injured scalp, talking about how he’s suffering. The heartbreaking video has, since then, started making rounds on social media.
People shared it on Twitter…
Well known Pakistani actor Sajid Hasan recently decided to have a hair transplant done — on the insistence of a friend who did the operation – see the result
(Warning: Graphic) pic.twitter.com/qraZCVvUCr
— omar r quraishi (@omar_quraishi) February 3, 2018
…hoping people would pick up on the message.
– Sajid Hasan has a very very important message for you all.
He trusted the wrong person for hair-transplant & now paying a heavy price. Have a listen & say a prayer for his speedy recovery. #MUST https://t.co/ikeKR8vc6H via @YouTube
— Asif Khan (@mak_asif) February 3, 2018
People started hoping for the best for the renowned actor.
Duas of health & recovery & patience for Sajjad & family. VERY VERY HUMBLE OF HIM THAT HE DID NOT MENTIONED THE SURGEON OR CLINIC'S NAME.
— The Wildling Fire Chief (@CyberEprentis) February 3, 2018
Allah ap ko sehat day
— Maj(R)M. Arif TI(M) (@marifthahim) February 3, 2018
However, people soon started picking up on the message as well.
Just saw a video of Sajid Hasan in which he is showing what happened to his head after Hair Transplant! Thats why ppl should avoid getting such surgeries unless its too necessary.
— Tahir Masood (@iTahirMasood) February 3, 2018
It's a case of medical malpractice. Please make sure it's pursued in court so doctors true & fake are more careful and responsible.
— ABW (@ABWDXB) February 3, 2018
Others wanted the doctor to be named and shamed.
This is horrible. wish him to recover soon. btw please mention the name of that surgeon / hospital who performed this surgery. For the sake of others
— Fawad Ahmed (@ahmeed80) February 3, 2018
THIS IS TOO MUCH. SAJID MUST MENTION THE NAME OF THE HAIR TRANSPLANT SURGEON BECAUSE IT IS IN THE LARGER AND BEST INTEREST OF ALL OF US. RETWEET IF AGREES
— °••ťřûťh••° (@StranzFazes) February 3, 2018
The botched surgery highlights an extremely important issue: medical malpractice.
An article published in Dawn once shed light on more serious cases. On August 10th, 2015, a senior doctor was fined for £212,000 for causing permanent damage to the liver of the complainant’s newborn daughter back in 2007.
Three-year-old Imanae Malik was admitted for a burn wound in 2009. She died after doctors administered injections which proved to be fatal.
There are countless more cases of medical negligence.
Some are reported but ignored. Others go unnoticed altogether. However, medical malpractice is a serious issue – one that has killed before and will continue killing in the future, lest we raise our voices. Sajid Hasan’s case is extremely unfortunate and we wish him a speedy recovery. However, let’s use this high-profile case to raise our voices against malpractice within the one profession in which we place our faith wholeheartedly.