Asmat Junejo passed away at the hands of animals. Reader discretion is advised.
Asmat Junejo had gone to her doctor for a toothache. A few hours later, a call was made to her parents, informing them of her critical condition.
Junejo, a young woman from Karachi, left her home in Ibrahim Hyderi to seek medical treatment from the Sindh Government Hospital in Korangi for a severe toothache. A little later on, Junejo’s parents received a phone call from someone at the hospital, stating that Asmat was in critical condition and that she had to be picked up immediately.
Asmat was later on taken to Jinnah Hospital where she was declared dead.
According tot the medical report, Asmat carried no physical injury but according to the autopsy she had been given a poisonous injection followed by sexual assault.
Asmat went to Govt. hospital in Korangi, Karachi, Sindh for the treatment of toothache, where she was drugged by the doctor and brutally raped and later was poisoned to death so that no one will know the truth. #JusticeForAsmatJunejo@ImaanZHazir @nailainayat @marvisirmed pic.twitter.com/CBH7LZwaD2
— THE SINDHI NARRATIVE (@TSNARRATIVES) April 22, 2019
The family has since filed an FIR against the hospital for negligence as well as firing the man who contacted Asmat’s parents along with two other members of staff.
The duty officer, Dr. Ayaz has not yet been found but the police are in current pursuit of him.
People have been asking for justice for Asmat
— Soofi Zamir Hussain 🇵🇰🇱🇾 (@soofi_zamir) April 22, 2019
Hard punishment is only solution in rape cases. Yesterday Zainab, Today Asmat and tomorrow anyone from us. This issue is mandatory to fix now. We let them allow to do such acts against ethics and humanity. #JusticeForAsmat Sorry beta Asmat we are ashamed of us. :'(
— Sarmad Ali (@SarmadA20177518) April 22, 2019
I am increasingly scared for women in this country. The one thing I’ve yet to do, as an adult, was go to the doctor alone. Now, I never will. #JusticeforAsmat
— space chahiye (@almostmonday_) April 22, 2019
Sadly, though, the situation looks terribly bleak. If the chants for justice get too high, the state will find a scapegoat to try and assuage people and we will all forget until the next incident that makes us realize we should be more ‘woke’ about the ills that exist in our society.
Moreover, incidents of medical malpractice have been quite imminent in this country with no real action taken against the practice of corrupt doctors and physicians in Pakistan.
Earlier today, the malpractice of one doctor caused the death of a 9-month old.
Nishwa, who got paralyzed due to wrong injection, expired earlier today. May ALLAH rest her soul in Peace. My heart goes out with Nishwa's family during this difficult time. Govt must take effective measures against culprits. #nishwa pic.twitter.com/ToJHz4XyD5
— Mahmood Moulvi (@MoulviMahmood) April 22, 2019
Nishwa was injected with the wrong medicine, became paralyzed and was pronounced dead earlier this morning.
Malpractice is the disgusting outcome of what happens when medical officials in this country begin to align their capabilities to God or a higher power with notions of no consequences and no ethics. While Asmat’s rape is more than just malpractice, it does call into question the kind of policies and procedures in place at medical institutions to ensure that a patient does not suffer harassment or worse, grievous bodily harm, at the hands of their medical practitioners.
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