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Police arrest Darul Sehat Hospital nurse in Nishwa case

KARACHI: Police on Sunday arrested a female staffer of Darul Sehat Hospital in a case pertaining to administration of a wrong injection to a nine-month old child who was brought to the medical facility, ARY News reported.

The investigation team of police has apprehended nursing in-charge Sobia. A police official said Sobia will be handed over to women police. He said father of Nishwa had nominated Sobia among other prime suspects.

Earlier, Darul Sehat Hospital executive director Dr Shahzad Alam tendered resignation from his post.

The health facility’s board of directors, which met on Saturday, accepted his resignation immediately, according to a statement put out by the hospital.

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The participants of the meeting reviewed with the “deepest concern, compassion and empathy” the incident involving wrong medication to nine-month old Nishwa and vowed to extend its fullest support for the well being of the baby and her family.

The meeting was briefed about progress on a probe into the incident which it maintained occurred because of “human negligence of a qualified paramedic.”

The statement said the private hospital has been treating more than 2,000 patients on a daily basis for the last 24 years and millions of patients have benefited from the correct diagnosis and cure over the last two decades.



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