SHC looks for a report of negligent medical care set-ups, steps used against them

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Thursday directed the president of the Sindh Health Care Commission ( SHCC ) to seem before it with the related report on May 9 in response to a petition looking steps against the medical care establishments found guilty of medical negligence.

When the petition about the death of many sufferers, like nine-month-old Nashwa, owing to alleged health care negligence came up for listening to before the two-judge SHC bench headed by Justice Mohammad Ali Mazhar, the court inquired what steps had been used by the commission over the death of the child girl. A deputy secretary for wellness contended that the commission had sealed the individual medical center.

The bench observed that sealing a hospital was not a method to the problem. The court more declared that besides the case in question, it was also looking the overall performance of the commission, requesting the number of hospitals the SHCC had inspected and what steps had been taken if there was any violation of legal.

The court more declared that the Sindh Healthcare Commission Act was passed in 2013 and the commission was developed in 2018 and sought a report about the execution of the law. The bench directed the chairman of the SHCC to look before it with the total report and overall performance record on May 9. Jaffer Raza and Asad Iftikhar shifted the SHC and contended that a number of sufferers, adding in Nashwa, had died because of alleged medical negligence on the section of commercial medical care organizations.

Impleading the secretary for the federal government ministry of wellness, provincial health secretary, Pakistan Medical and Dental care Council and SHCC as respondents, the petitioners argued that unlike the case of Nashwa, which gained press attention, various other such cases went unreported and every aggrieved person did not have the means to consider court. They managed that health care negligence at such a regular regularity just mentioned that such problems were rampant in modern society and could only be attributed to poor laws and even weaker execution.

The SSP declared that since Uzair was in the custody of army authorities, a letter in that respect had been sent to the residence secretary for help. The bench directed the home secretary to supply the needed assistance to the police so that Uzair could be interrogated by them in the present case or else the residence secretary would appear in person.

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