Karachi: 9 months pregnant Shaista Umer, lost her life due to mismanagement during a surgery at the hands of Dr. Shahnaz Hussaini of Liaqat National Hospital on 21st June.
Shaista Omer, mother of three, was 9 months pregnant with the delivery due on the 24th June 2015. The case was of a baby with a cord around the neck that required a C-section as recommended by her consultant doctor, Dr. Shahnaz Hussaini.
She felt pain in the early morning of 21st June and got admitted at the hospital at 10.45 am. Dr. Shahnaz Akbar Hussaini, a gynecologist at Liaqat National Hospital, treated her case haphazardly and severed the complications. The patient eventually died due to profuse bleeding.
Shaista’s husband, Omer, hysterically informed that that the doctor was trying to flee the scene with her bag on her shoulder but he had urged her to wait until the patient recover.
Dr. Shahnaz forcefully stayed in the ICU where doctors tried to get Shaista’s heart beat back. She was put on a ventilator and when Omer went to ICU to see her, the scene was unimaginable.
“There was blood everywhere and Shaista’s lower body part was dripping with blood. It was then I realized that Shaista had been mismanaged.”
On protesting, he was told that his wife was no more. “The doctors told that she had died during the surgery,” he reported tearfully, “We completely hold Dr. Shahnaz and team of Liaqat National Hospital , lead by Dr. Farha, responsible for my wife’s demise. She was kept at the hospital for more than 9 hours without proper attention despite knowing it was a regular case of C-section.”
Moreover, Omer stated that he had repeatedly requested Dr. Shahnaz, who negligently arrived when it was too late for Shaista.
This carelessness from Dr. Shahnaz Hussaini meant that patient was left in the hands of junior doctors who sabotaged the case.
The demised family has pleaded the relevant authorities to terminate the license of Dr. Shahnaz and rusticate Dr. Farha, ensuring both are not allowed to conduct medicine for their entire career.
“We demand the strictest action to be taken in this regard by the courts of Pakistan to ensure that incidents like these do not happen again at the hands of such irresponsible doctors.” Stated a family member.