A private hospital in the federal capital of Pakistan has been fined Rs. 1 million by the Islamabad Healthcare Regulatory Authority (IHRA) for neglecting to care for a female patient, which led to her death.
The IHRA has further asked the deceased’s husband, Younas Imran, to file a criminal complaint against those in charge of his wife’s passing.
The complainant’s wife passed away as a consequence of gross negligence, misconduct, and clinical incompetence at a private hospital in Islamabad, according to the IHRA ruling. The IHRA Act of 2018’s Section 29 has thus been invoked, and a punishment of Rs. 1 million has been issued.
The complainant’s wife, a 37-year-old mother of two children, received the incorrect drugs, according to IHRA authorities, who were reported by the News. IHRA determined that the hospital’s physicians, nurses, and paramedical personnel had engaged in criminal medical negligence at the conclusion of the inquiry.
The prescription, which discloses the specifics, records that a female nurse administered Acuron 50 mg to the patient for her headache in the absence of a doctor. As a result, the medicine immobilised her breathing muscles, and she passed away.
Furthermore, it was against the law for Dr. M. Shafi, a postgraduate trainee, to execute the nasal polypectomy (the surgical removal of a polyp) on the deceased victim without the supervision of an ENT expert. As a result, the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) suspended the medical trainee’s licence for a period of two years.
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