Clinic sealed after death of woman

CHINIOT: The district health authorities on Thursday sealed a clinic after the death of a woman during a delivery case at Rai Chand area.

Reports said Sonia Bibi w/o Mazhar Ali went to a private mother and child health clinic of a woman quack Hafeez Batool alias Noreen Sajid on Lahore Road near Jail Quarters for her delivery case. Batool operated upon the woman but due to profuse bleeding, the woman had a stillbirth and she died.

When the incident was reported in the social media, Health Chief Executive Officer Dr. Tariq Sohail and his staff Agib Ali and Amir Aliraided the clinic. Thequack had already fled the scene while the team collected evidence at the operating theatre and found a large number of medicines allegedly stolen from the government hospitals.

The health authority team seized the equipment, medicines and sealed the clinic and forwarded the case to Punjab Healthcare Commission for further action under the rules.

Meanwhile, city police have also registered a criminal case against the woman quack under sections 419/420 of Pakistan Penal Code on the complaint of CEO Dr.

Tariq Sohail.

According to the complainant, Batool was impersonating a doctor and playing with lives of patients and used government medicines in her private clinic.

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