| GEO Pakistan|
| Girl dies of doctorsí alleged negligence in Karachi|
| Updated at: 0158 PST, Tuesday, January 26, 2010|
KARACHI: A 19-year-old girl has died of alleged negligence rendered by the doctors at Godhran Muslim Hospital located here in the Sector 11 of New Karachi late on Monday evening meanwhile, the hospital staff including doctors and staff members have gone in hiding, Geo news reported.
The family members and residents of their locality, having surrounded the hospital, have staged protest against the alleged murder of girl outside the Godhran Muslim Hospital.
According to details, the girl was taken to hospital after she complained of bellyache during the day timings on Monday and was tendered medicine as the doctors at hospital diagnosed that she was suffering from high blood pressure, which had inflicted pain in her belly. Later, she was permitted to get back home cum advice of re-treatment in the evening at the same hospital.
Subsequently, she was allegedly given wrong injection at the hospital on her return for checkup in the evening while the doctors also inquired family whether they had got her treatment somewhere else as they diagnosed that her blood pressure was down to alarming level, family claimed
Moreover, doctors gave her more medicines and an injection, which took away her life late on Monday night, family further stated.
Now, all the doctors and hospital staff have vanished from hospital and gone in hiding while the family, relatives and area residents have commenced demonstration in protest against alleged murder of girl, chanting slogans and demanding government of immediate notice into the incident, media reports claimed.
Talking to Geo news, Sindh Health Minister Dr. Saghir Ahmed has said we have taken the notice of alleged negligence of doctors and vowed concrete actions against them, adding, their licenses may also be canceled.