Rawalpindi: Medical malpractice case against neurosurgeon
RAWALPINDI: Police on Thursday registered a case against a neurosurgeon and two other doctors for wrong treatment of a woman leading to her death.
The case was registered under PPC 319 (unintentional murder) after the Sadiqabad police received legal experts’ opinion. However, no arrests were made.
Imran Zulfiqar Ahmed lodged a complaint with the police on April 11 after his wife, Asima, died in the District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ) on April 7. Ahmed told the police that in January this year he took his wife, who was complaining of headache, to Dr Arif Malik.
He said a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) test showed a tumor in her brain. Imran and Asima had three children.
He said after examining the test reports, Dr Malik advised brain surgery, asked him to admit Asima at his private clinic in Sadiqabad and demanded Rs300,000 as fee. The operation was done in January.
Imran said though the doctor assured him that his wife would be walking after 72 hours of brain surgery, she died after remaining in coma for more than two-and-a-half months. He said he had taken his wife to different hospitals where she was kept on ventilator.