Rawalpindi - A 22 years old boy, who was critically injured in a road mishap, died because of doctors’ negligence at the Emergency Department of District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital here on Saturday.

The family and relatives of the deceased identified as Abdul Manan protested against the inhuman attitude of doctors that led to the death of the youngster in a hospital bed.

Mourning the death of his son and cursing the doctors of DHQ, Muhammad Afzal, the bereaved father, told The Nation that his son Adbul Manan’s leg got fractured from two places in a road accident in Mankiyala and he brought him to the Emergency Department of DHQ for medical treatment.

However, the doctors in the Emergency did not provide proper medical treatment to the patient. The ill-fated father burst into tears while his relatives tried to calm him.

Maulvi Ahsan, a close relative of the deceased, while talking to this scribe, also held the doctors responsible for the tragic death of Manan. He said that doctors and even Medical Superintendent were approached several times to examine the patient as his condition was deteriorating but no body listened to us. 

 “The negligence and carelessness of doctors and other paramedical staff of DHQ Emergency Department led to the death of Abdul Manan.” he alleged. Till the filing of the story, the family members were mourning the death of Manan while placing his dead body in DHQ.

The father and relatives of deceased have appealed to Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif and Secretary Health Punjab Malik Jawad Raffique to take notice of the incident and punish the doctors whose negligence took the life of young Manan.

 DHQ ED Director Dr Khalid Janjua, however, when contacted for his comments, said that he was busy in personal chores and had no knowledge about the death of a young man in the Emergency Department.

He said that he would probe into the matter and would take stern action against doctors if their negligence was proved during investigation.