The children's ward in civil hospital Quetta: Photo Quetta Voice

Syed Ali Shah, Manan Mandokhail:

A baby died unattended by doctors and nurses in Quetta’s civil hospital. Zahoor Ahmed, the father of the baby girl blamed the duty doctors and nurses for their negligence, which he claimed caused the death of his daughter.

The charge was vehemently denied by the hospital administration and doctors on duty. The video of Mr. Ahmed went viral on social media and accused the doctors and nurses of the death of his daughter.

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The civil hospital administration took notice of the incident and recommended the termination of nurses on duty for their negligence to the Secretary of Health Department Government of Balochistan. “We will not spare anyone for his/her negligence in this regard”, Waseem Baig, the Spokesman of Civil Hospital Quetta said. Dr. Mobeen, the head of the ward stated that doctors have performed their duties and rejected the claims of the father.

Some doctors and nurses went on strike the other day in the province’s ancient civil hospital Quetta in the aftermath of a clash between a duty doctor and a nurse. However, the hospital administration held negotiations with both groups to end their strike.

“We convinced them to resume duties and end strike”, Dr. Naseem Katkezai

“We convinced them to resume duties and end strike”, Dr. Naseem Katkezai, the Deputy Superintendent of Civil Hospital Quetta said. Moreover, the father of the baby lamented that despite repeated requests the doctors and nurses refused to treat his daughter.

Mr. Katkezai however informed that the hospital administration was providing all required health facilities to the baby for the last more than 15 days. “We were spending Rs.30000 on her health every day”, he claimed.

Although, the father of the baby claimed that he was paying money to private laboratories and medical stores located outside civil hospital Quetta. He demanded that the Chief Minister of Balochistan, Mir Quddus Bizenjo take notice of the incident and award due punishment to the concerned staff.

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