A lady died after an ex-security guard at a Pakistani hospital posed as a physician and carried out surgical procedure on her, police mentioned Monday.
Shameema Begum, aged 80, died on Sunday, two weeks after Muhammad Waheed Butt tried to deal with her again wound at a public hospital within the jap metropolis of Lahore.
“We can’t keep up with what every doctor and what everyone is doing at all times. It’s a large hospital,” defined an administrative official from Lahore’s Mayo Hospital, who didn’t need to be named.
He mentioned it was unclear what kind of surgical procedure the imposter had carried out within the working theatre, the place a certified technician was additionally current.
Pakistan’s public hospitals, the place sufferers are required to pay some cash in direction of remedy, can usually be inefficient and chaotic.
Begum’s household paid Butt for the operation, and two additional residence visits to decorate her wound.
But when the bleeding and ache worsened, her household returned her to the hospital, the place they found what had occurred.
Her physique is being saved for an post-mortem to establish whether or not her demise was a results of problems from the botched surgical procedure.
“The guard has been charged and is in police custody,” Lahore police spokesman Ali Safdar instructed AFP.
“Butt had posed as a doctor and made home visits to other patients in the past also.”
Mayo Hospital workers mentioned Butt was fired two years in the past for attempting to extort cash from sufferers.
Earlier in May a person was arrested for posing as a physician at Lahore General Hospital and extorting cash from sufferers within the surgical ward.
In 2016 it was revealed a girl posing to be a neurosurgeon performed operations for eight months alongside certified docs at Lahore’s Services Hospital, the second-largest well being facility in Pakistan.
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