KOHAT: A big protest was held after the death of a woman and her baby during delivery due to alleged negligence of lady doctors and other staff in the Liaquat Memorial Hospital here on Friday.
A large number of policemen were called to control the protesters and protect the doctors until the hospital administration arrived for holding talks.
Medical superintendent Dr Hashim who soon reached the scene ordered an inquiry against the responsible staff and requested the district administration to include the additional deputy commissioner for its transparency.
He said the staff members would not be spared, if found guilty of negligence.
One Asif Khan told mediapersons in the hospital that they brought their sister-inlaw from Hangu after doctors there referred her to Kohat.
He said that she was admitted to the ward where doctors administered her blood.
He said that his sister repeatedly asked the doctors that the blood drip had not been administered correctly, but they did not pay heed. He said that after some time they were told that the woman and her baby had expired.
Asif Khan said the MS had assured them of strict action against those responsible for the negligence.
ACTION ORDERED: Regional police officer, Kohat division, Tahir Ayub has directed the police of ficials to put a strong hand on criminals and organised drug dealers.
He was chairing a meeting on law and order here the other day,whichwasattendedbydistrict police officer Mohammad Suleman, sub-divisional police officers and SHOs.
Meanwhile, the steering committee of theindependent monitoring unit in its monthly meeting held here the other day urged the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa director general, health, to blacklist the companies delaying supply of medicines to Kohat hospitals.
It expressed concern over the shortage of medicines in the stores of hospitals and basic health units. Correspondent