RAWALPINDI - The parents and relatives of eight-day-old infant died at the Holy Family Hospital (HFH) due to negligence of doctors on Friday, held a protest demo outside the hospital by placing the dead body in the middle of road blocking vehicular movement.

They demanded Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shehbaz Sharif to punish the responsible doctors and provide them justice.

However, the hospital management denied the charges that the baby died because of doctors’ carelessness. According to sources, a lady Mrs Sheikh Adil was brought in the HFH Gynae Emergency on June 16 2013 where she was admitted by the doctors.

On the next day, the lady gave birth to a baby child, which was kept in incubator because of his deteriorating condition.

Later, the lady was discharged on June 22 but she again took the baby to hospital on June 25 and got admitted in the ward. Sources said that the doctors on duty did not pay heed towards the ailing child despite repeated requests of parents and as a result the baby died on Friday at 6am. On this the parents and relatives got infuriated and held a demo outside the hospital by placing the dead body in the middle of the road.

They chanted slogans against Medical Superintendent and head of Gynae Unit and demanded Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shehbaz Sharif to take notice of the issue. The protestors also blocked the road causing huge trouble for motorists and pedestrians in hot and humid weather. The HFH administration called police, which dispersed the protestors.

AMS Admin Dr Tariq Khan Niazi, when contacted, rebuffed the allegations leveled by the parents, saying it was the case of premature delivery and the baby was kept under observation where the doctors tried their level best to save the life of child but in vain. He said that the prime duty of doctors was to cure the patient and they had no enmity with any one. “It has become routine that the parents or attendants of patients lost their temperament even on minor issue” he added. MS Dr Arshad could not be reached for his comments on the issue.