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IG Sindh orders action against quack doctors

KARACHI: Inspector General Sindh Police Dr Kaleem Imam has ordered action against quack doctors across the province, ARY News reported Thursday.

He issued these directives during a high-level meeting between officials of the Sindh Healthcare Commission and provincial police.

IG Sindh said crackdown on quack doctors and nurses should be initiated. “This is a matter of human life, hence no negligence should be tolerated in this regard.”

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He said lists of quack doctors, nurses and other medical staffs be prepared at police station level for a swift action against them. Dr Imam said health commission officials should also be given names of police focal persons for better coordination.

The IG Sindh no leniency should be given to those jeopardizing the lives of citizens.

Recently, a nine-month-old girl, Nishwa was paralysed after being administered ‘wrong injection’ by ‘untrained nursing staff’ at the Darul Sehat Hospital in Karachi.

Father of the girl, Qaiser, had alleged that her daughter, Nishwa, was paralysed due to ‘wrong injection’ given to her by the ‘untrained nursing staff’. Later he filed FIR at the Shahrah-e-Faisal police station.

According to the FIR, high dosage of medicine was administered to Nishwa, the baby, worsening her condition.

It added that the hospital administration has acknowledged its mistake.

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