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Timely treatment could’ve saved Nashwa’s life: medical report

April 23, 2019
Infant was allegedly administered incorrect dosage of drugs

Nashwa could’ve been saved even after being administered the wrong injection if she were treated timely, according to the initial report of the investigation team formed by Sindh CM Murad Ali Shah.

Her situation worsened after the injection was administered to her, the report concluded.

The nine-month-old girl who was allegedly administered an incorrect dosage of drugs at Darul Sehat Hospital in Karachi died on April 22.

Related: Infant passes away in Karachi after hospital’s alleged medical negligence

Her death was confirmed by officials at the private hospital where she had been shifted following the incident.

Nashwa was allegedly administered an overdose of a drug at the Darul Sehat Hospital on April 7. After her condition worsened, she was shifted to another hospital where doctors said she had sustained brain damage.

An attempted murder case has been registered against the doctors and staff involved. Her father, Qaiser Ali, has registered the case against the hospital at the Sharae Faisal police station under attempted murder and negligence sections.

The police added Section 322 (murder) of the Pakistan Penal Code to the FIR Monday and said all suspects, both directly and indirectly, involved will be arrested.

Related: Karachi court extends remand of hospital staffer in negligence case

Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has said that the Sindh government had planned to send her abroad for treatment. Condoling with the child’s parents, he said he feels their pain. Governor Imran Ismail has said that she died due to medical negligence and has blamed the staff at the hospital for her death.

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