Attock-The Pindigheb Police have booked three persons including a quack for their alleged malpractice claiming life of a young woman in Pindigheb town of Attock district. 

The complainant - Khurrum Shahzad advocate, President Pindigheb Bar Association while lodging his FIR, reported to police that he took his sister in law to local maternity home for delivery on April 14 after she went into labour. He said that after her operation, her condition rapidly deteriorated and she was brought again to same facility on April 21, where after examination they claimed that her health would start improving after few days but she did not recover. He added that the her sister in law was brought to BB Hospital Rawalpindi where surgeons after examination detected that during caesarean section her colon was mistakenly punctured  by the person who  carried out  the operation.  He added that she underwent another surgery but she went into septic shock due to massive infection in her body and died there on May 7.

He reported to police that the man who was introduced as surgeon is only OT technician and the gynecologist was actually not present there. On his complaint of Advocate Khurram Shahzad, Pindigheb police registered a case against three nominated accused under section 302, 419 and 34 of Pakistan Panel code and started further investigation. 

When contacted, Chief Executive Officer District Health Authority Attock Dr Sohail Ijaz said that the health department has not received any complaint from the heirs of the deceased woman and  said that if the department would be approached, action against the management of the said private maternity home would be taken in the light of rules of health care commission.

Government to provide substantial relief to labour class: Labour Minister

The Punjab Minister for Labour and Human Resource Ansar Majeed Niazi said that government is taking steps to ease the lockdown restrictions with certain conditions. He said that present government is chalking out various plans so that labour class would get substantial relief from the economic package of the present government keeping in view the current economic situation due to coronavirus.

He was talking to newsmen after visiting a private industrial unit in Hassanabdal to monitor the observance of SoP in industrial sector in wake of lockdown announced by the government due to COVID-19 epidemic and apprise with the problems faced by the labour community of Hassanabdal. On this occasion, Director Labour Rawalpindi Ch Fazal, Assistant Director Labour Saeed Haider Khan, Assistant Director Labour, Adnan Saleem and Deputy Director Social Security Hassan Yar Malik were also present. The minister said thatgovernment is taking steps to ease the lockdown restrictions with certain conditions. He said that present government was chalking out various plans so that labour class would get substantial relief from the economic package of the present government keeping in view the current economic situation due to coronavirus. He announced to establish social security hospital at Hassanabdal and renovation and up gradation of the labour department office in Attock. 

Mr Niazi said that digitalization is being introduced in labour and social security department for eradicating the roots of   corruption and malpractices depriving labour community from their basic rights. He added that the working of the labour and social security department would be improved through automation and no corruption would be tolerated.