LAHORE: A young woman and her newly born  baby died in the Lady Aitchison Hospital (LAH) on Monday due to alleged negligence of doctors.

Family members of the victim staged a protest demonstration against the doctors and shouted slogans against the hospital administration for failing to attend to the patient. Sumbal, 19, was admitted to the LAH a day earlier. The family members alleged that no gynaecologist or a doctor was present at the hospital to attended to the patient the whole night, which led to the death of the woman and her baby.

Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has sought a report from the health secretary and ordered stern action against the doctors found for the negligence.

The hospital management said the matter was under investigation. The Ganjmandi police also noted statements of the victim’s family and started investigation.