DASKA - Hundreds of people including family members of a deceased woman staged a protest demonstration at Civil Hospital, Chowk Daska and blocked traffic for about half an hour on the GT Road.

The protest erupted as the women died during delivery allegedly because of negligence committed by a doctor of the private hospital. The protesters were carrying banners and placards and also chanting slogans against the doctor. They demanded immediate action against Dr Muhammad Azam Mughal.

Village Malleyki-Bambaanwala-based Razia, 28, was brought to the private hospital in Daska city for medical checkup. However, the doctor suggested her cesarean operation. The grieved family alleged that instead of a female gynecologist, the doctor himself carried out the operation. The family further alleged that his negligence caused her death. However, her newly born baby was out of danger.