PMDC issues notices to Doctors in death of criminal
negligence of Farhan 13
By Our Correspondent.
CHITRAL: Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) issued
notices to Doctors of Hayatabad Medical complex (HMC), Lady Reading
Hospital (LRH) and Naseerullah Khan Babar Memorial Hospital Kohat
Road (NKBMH) Peshawar.
According to detail 13 years old Muhammad Farhan son of senior
Journalist Gul Hamaad Farooqi was suffering from pain in his
abdomen with fever and vomiting who was immediately rushed to NKBMH
Peshawar twice on 29 July 2016 where doctor on duty in casualty and
Dr. Speen Gul in children OPD ignored him two times sent him back
declaring that the patient has no illness.
He was rushed to LRH on 30 July two times at Morning and night
where doctor on duty at main casualty referred him to
Children/pediatric surgical emergency unit but doctor on duty in
Morning and night not admitted him for appendix surgery and sent
him back by writing him medicines for 5 days.
He was carried to main OPD at HMC on 2 August where doctor
disclosed that his appendix has been rupture (burst) and he was
serious due to appendicitis. He was admitted in Surgical A Unit of
HMC but doctors not conducted his operation immediately to save his
life despite that his appendix has already been ruptured. His
father called to a Surgeon of the same ward requesting for
his son's operation but he also ignored the patient.
Later on Trainee Medical Officers (TMO) and junior doctors opened
him with a failure operation who became serious and referred to
Incentive Care Unit (ICU) but there was no bed vacant later on he
was referred to KTH where he expired after one hour.
His father submitted applications to registrar PMDC who was
directed to submit his application on stamp paper signing by two
witnesses and attested by Magistrate class one. After doing the
needful PMDC issued notice to one Professor and doctors of HMC,
LRH and NKBMH through Medical Superintendent/Director to submit
their comments within 21 days for further necessary action.
Another good aspect in Farhan death is taking suo moto action by
chairman National Commission for Human Rights Islamabad. Mr.
Justice Ali Nawaz Chohan chairman NCHR took suo moto action on a
news clips of The News of 14 November in which father of Farhan had
termed Farhan death due to criminal negligence of doctors caused
for his death. The honorable chairman have issued notice to
Secretary health KPK to submit detail report in this regard and an
other notice was issued him to send his report before 8th December.
AS well as Director Human Rights Cell Supreme Court of Pakistan and
Peshawar High Court also has issued notices to Secretary Health M
Abid Majeed to submit detail report regarding criminal negligence's
by doctor in Farhan death. But KP Police badly failed to lodge any
FIR against these doctors despite submitting written applications
to Station House Officer police station Khan Razziq Shaheed, SHO
Police station Banamanri and PS Hayatabad as well as IGP KPK. The
journalist approached district and Session Judge Court Peshawar for
lodging FIR against Doctors under 22-A of Cr Pc.
Meanwhile journalist community from the entire country hailed PMDC
and highly appreciated chairman NCHR by terming him an honest
officer for taking suo moto action in death of innocent Farhan who
was died due to criminal negligence of doctors at Govt hospitals of