Rawalpindi: Court summons MS in wrong injection case
RAWALPINDI: The District Consumer Court (DCC) on Thursday summoned Medical Superintendent (MS) of Benazir Bhutto Hospital (BBH) on May 7 to clear his position regarding the alleged negligence of the doctors as they administered a wrong injection to a patient who became disabled.
The court headed by Chaudhry Abdul Qayyum was hearing a complaint submitted by Tasawar Naeem whose right arm got paralysed as he was administered a wrong injection at Benazir Bhutto Hospital on February 9, 2011.
Tasawar Naeem, resident of Kalar Syedan, informed the District Consumer Court that he was an employee of Wildlife Department and the only bread earner of the family. He said that he was admitted in the hospital on January 27, 2011 with pain in chest.
He said the doctors did not diagnose the real cause as his chest pain continued to trouble him. Upon this, he said that he went to the doctor who asked the nurse to give him an injection without going through the necessary investigation.
“Soon after I was given the injection in my right arm, my hand became paralysed. I went to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) where the doctors declared me disabled and said that the wrong injection was the cause of my disability. Upon this, I lodged a complaint with the Benazir Bhutto Hospital administration and it formed a committee under the supervision of Deputy Medical Superintendent Dr Tehmina to find the real truth,” he stated in his written application.
He said that the findings of the committee were not brought into his knowledge and the administration was paying no heed to his request to provide him the report of the fact finding committee.
He sought court`s help for the compensation according to law as he was suffering from disability due to the negligence of the doctors of the Benazir Bhutto Hospital. He said that he lost his job and was finding it hard to earn bread for his family.
The court admitted his complaint and summoned BBH Medical Superintendent DR Zaman Khan Niazi, Deputy Medical Superintendent Dr. Tehmina and House Officer Dr. Faisal on May 7. Dr Faisal had asked the nurse to administer injection to complainant Tasawar Naeem.