Judicial commission’s formation: Nashwa’s father ends sit-in

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Qaiser Ali, father of a toddler Nashwa who passed away due to medical negligence, announced on Sunday to end the sit-in against unregistered hospitals.

The sit-in was ended after Qaiser Ali was assured by the Sindh government that a judicial commission would be formed to run investigation against unregistered hospitals.
The 9-month-old girl, who suffered brain damage after allegedly being administered an excessive quantity of an injection at a private hospital in Karachi, passed away earlier this week.
Earlier, Qaiser Ali while speaking to media, said that his demand that a commission should be formed against unregistered hospitals and Darul-Sehat Hospital should be handed over to the Sindh government, was not fulfilled.
Calling for action against unregistered hospitals, he demanded an independent inquiry commission, headed by a retired Supreme Court judge, to investigate the incident.
Earlier, the father had said he would be left with no choice but to stage a sit-in if his demands were not met by the authorities.
Ali added that this was not the time for politics and that his daughter’s death should not be painted in a political light.
“This is not the time for politics but to work towards a solution,” he said.
A report presented by a committee formed earlier to probe the case revealed that midwife Sobia and nursing assistant Moeez showed dereliction of duty.
The report stated that the injection administered to Nashwa had adverse effects on her brain, heart and liver. According to the report, Nashwa could have survived had she been provided proper treatment at the hospital.

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