Rawalpindi - District Coordination Officer Sajid Zafar Dall, while taking strict action on reports of giving birth to a baby by a woman in Tehsil Headquarters Hospital corridor after doctors’ refusal to cure her in the labour room, directed the Assistant Commissioner Gujar Khan to initiate inquiry into the matter, sources told The Nation here on Friday. “The DCO also asked the AC Gujar Khan to submit inquiry report with his office within four days,” sources said. On the other hand, the defiant doctors and gynecologists of THQ Hospital refused to cure the ailing lady and her newborn baby in the labour room apparently to teach her a lesson for highlighting the injustice of doctors, including Gynaecologist Dr Iram Shehzadi, sources said.

They said that DCO sprang into action after flashing and publishing a news item in TV channel and in daily The Nation regarding delivery of a baby by a mother in corridor of THQ Hospital after a lady doctor refused to cure the pregnant lady in labour room and referred her to Allied Hospitals in Rawalpindi. DCO assigned the task to AC Gujar Khan Nadia Pervin Sudhan of launching a thorough inquiry into the matter and submit her report within four days with DCO Office, sources asserted. Interestingly, the EDO Health kept mum over the issue and had not even bothered to take notice of the negligence of the THQ Gujar Khan’s doctors.

DCO Sajid Zafar Dall, while talking to The Nation, confirmed the development. He said that AC Gujar Khan Nadia Pervin Sudhan would probe the matter and submit her report within four days. He said that the AC had indicated some general issues for which she has been asked to launch inquiry into the matter in detail as well as to give her recommendations for the general deficiencies in the THQ Hospital if any in her report. He pledged that strict action would be taken against those found responsible for the negligence.

Sources meanwhile revealed that woman’s relatives contact with media earned the ire of doctors as she has not been cured properly after admission to Labour Room of the hospital. “No gynaecologist or senior child specialist examined the lady,” sources added. Medical Superintendent THQ Gujar Khan Dr Pervaiz was not available for his comments on the issue. Two days before a pregnant lady Amrat Bibi wife of Wasim was brought to THQ Gujar Khan by her relatives.

However, a lady doctor Iram Shehzadi instead of dealing with the emergency delivery case had referred the expecting lady to Rawalpindi. The heirs were shifting the lady to a vehicle when she gave birth to a baby in corridor of hospital. The MS had come up with stunning claim that the lady was sitting in the sunshine after Magrib prayer when she felt gynae pain and was taken to labour room where she delivered a baby.