Violence gripped the Karachi hospital for turning over the body of a patient who died from Covid-19 – world news | Instant News


In another incident where Pakistan violated mandatory rules imposed to prevent coronavirus infection, mass violence gripped Dr. Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital in Karachi on Friday for the delay in handing over the body of a patient who died of coronavirus.

Karachi police officers told Dawn on Saturday that a patient was taken to the hospital at 2:15 a.m. on Friday night but he died while being treated. Doctors suspect the patient has a coronavirus and tested, which is positive.

However, a relative of the patient who died denied the test results and alleged that the doctor had stated he was positive even though he was “normal”.

Officials said that around 70 people stormed the hospital ward around 10:30 pm (local time). They resorted to violence and forcibly took the body. The video taken from the hospital entrance shows a large number of people removing equipment such as stretchers from the hospital premises and breaking the sanitizer gate installed there.

Responding to the alleged delay, the medical supervisor at the hospital Dr Khadim Hussain Qureshi further informed the media that doctors at the hospital only followed standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued by the government to deal with the bodies of people who died from the virus.

“We are government employees. We only follow what the government tells us, “he said.

He added that patients came to the hospital because of heart problems. The doctors suspected that he had contracted the corona virus and conducted a test.

“It takes time for the results to be accepted,” he said further.

Qureshi also noted that no doctor was injured in the violence, but, he said, a female doctor was slapped by one of the deceased’s relatives.

A senior police official said that the hospital administration had not approached the police to file the first information report (FIR). However, he said, the police had decided to register cases against people involved in the alleged riots and create obstacles in official work.

Pakistan has become the coldest country in the world despite the virus. One of the Imran Khan ministers called the coronavirus god punishment, the chief minister of Punjab promised the ulama mosque would not be closed, and worshipers continued to oppose locking rules amid increasing COVID cases.

It is true that the Khan government has no plans and there are no directives to deal with the corona virus. The facts became clearer after witnessing how the Pakistani prime minister asked for money to stabilize the country’s economy in coronavirus clothing as world leaders sought ways to treat, cure or take precautionary measures against extremely dangerous infections.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 69,496 on Sunday after new infections were confirmed in the past 24 hours in the country. In accordance with the provincial divisions cited by Geo News, 27,360 new cases were registered in Sindh, 25,056 cases in Punjab, 9,540 cases in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 4,193 cases in Balochistan, 2,418 cases in Islamabad, 678 cases in Gilgit-Baltistan and 251 cases in Kashmir which were Kashmir which were occupied by Pakistan.

As many as 1,483 people have lost their lives so far after contracting the infection.

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