Mandi Bahauddin: Hospital negligence causes infant permanent skin burns

Yet another case of medical negligence emerges from Punjab.

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In another horrifying case of medical negligence, lack of skilled staff and timely treatment, the government hospital in Mandi Bahauddin causes permanent burns to the child.

Though it is not a new sight in Pakistan’s crumbling, desperate for help medical infrastructure and cases like this make it to the public eye every now and then. We cry, protest, raise slogans and then move on till the next victim falls prey.

This infant in Mandi Bahauddin meets a similar fate as many before him and maybe many after him as well. According to the Facebook page Mbdin News (Mandi Bahauddin News) that posts regular updates regarding Punjab’s city posted about the case.

According to the page and details shared, the infant suffered burns after boiling tea was spilt on him. The parents rushed him to the civil hospital for urgent treatment to avoid permanent scarring however due to the sluggish nature and negligence of the staff, he had to suffer.


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He was taken to the civil hospital first, but rather than treating him, he was referred to Children’s Hospital. When reached there, there were a lot of cases lined up. The wait lead to severe burns, causing longterm scars.

Here is the update the page posted:

مجھے یہ بتایا جائے اس معصوم بچے کا قصور کیا ہے آج دن تقریباً چار بجے اس بچے پر گھر میں گرم چائے گر گئی والدین اسے لیے کر سول ہسپتال منڈی بہائوالدین چلے گئے وہاں سے اسے چلڈرن ہسپتال منڈی بہائوالدین ریفر کر دیا گیا۔
چلڈرن ہسپتال پہنچنے پر کہا گیا پہلے تین چار ایمرجنسیاں موجود ہیں اس کے بعد اٹنٹڈ کیا جائے گا ۔ مجھے بتائیں سول ہسپتال میں کتنا سٹاف ہو گا اگر کوئی ایک سٹاف کا بندہ اس بچے کو نرماسلین ڈپ سے دھو کر قونچ کریم اور زائلوایڈ مکس کرکے لگا دیتے تو یہ عمل دس سے پندرہ منٹ میں مکمل ہو جانا تھا اس کے بعد موجودہ ڈاکٹر اسں بچے کو میڈیسن لکھ دیتا -اس سارے واقعے میں ایک ہی چیز نذر آئی اور وہ یہ کہ ہم بے حس ہو چکے ہیں 

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