Pregnant woman suffers to death while doctor allegedly attended ‘PTI meeting’

Saleem Buzdar

DERA GHAZI KHAN: A pregnant woman along with her unborn child died at a private hospital as the doctor, who was supposed to operate on her, remained busy attending a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf meeting, according to the bereaved family members.

A resident of Fazil Pur, Allah Noor, told Geo News he took his pregnant wife to the hospital Thursday evening, where the medics kept her on queue. He said the hospital staff assured them the woman and the unborn child were fine, while the doctor, Shaheena Najib, allegedly attended a PTI meeting.

The bereaved family members said the doctor’s negligence killed the woman and her unborn child, adding they also paid Rs40,000 for the medical treatment in the evening, at the time of admitting the woman.

The hospital administration and Dr Shaheena Najib have refused to comment on the matter. But the family members have demanded the Punjab government take action against the doctor.