22-year-old dies after five Karachi hospitals refuse treatment following fatal injuries in a road accident

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A 22-year-old boy in Karachi died after at least five public and private hospitals refused to treat him following serious injuries in a road accident.

As per details shared by the ambulance driver and eye-witnesses, the victim named Arif Hashim sustained injuries in a road accident in Karachi. However, the lack of treatment and moving him between various hospitals in Karachi led to his death.

A report has been prepared in which two government hospitals, including Abbasi Shaheed Hospital and Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, are accused of their negligence in this regard.

Sharing the timeline of the incident, eye-witnesses and the ambulance driver narrated that Arif was injured in a road accident on the 12th of September. He was immediately rushed to a nearby private hospital that lacked the needed medical facility to treat him.

The 22-year-old was later shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where the hospital staff stated that they do not have CT Scan and neurosurgery facility. The victim was once again transferred to the JPMC hospital.

However, authorities at the Jinnah hospital also refused treatment while insisting that the hospital does not treat patients whose identity is not known.

He was once again brought to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where he finally breathed his last.

Sources have revealed that a final decision on action against the hospitals will be taken by the Health Minister, Azra Fazl Pechuhu.

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