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Nashwa’s father has been assured that hospital will be sealed & arrests will be made soon

The father of nine-month-old Nashwa said he has been assured by the Sindh chief minister and inspector general that the hospital will be sealed by tomorrow and the chairman, vice chairman and executive director will be arrested within two days.

Speaking to the media after meeting Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, Qaiser Ali said, “We had two demands. One that the hospital be sealed immediately and Shah and the provincial health minister Azra Fazal Pechuho told us that they are sealing it within a day,”

“Further, IGP Kaleem Imam came and assured us that the chairman, vice chairman and executive director will be arrested within two days. We hope that the Sindh CM, provincial health minister and IGP’s commitments will be implemented,” he added.

Qaiser Ali, however, warned, “We want to say one thing categorically that we respect their commitments but if the measures are not implemented by Friday prayers, that is if the three persons are not arrested and the hospital is not sealed, then we have the right to protest.”

“We will sit on the road till action is taken,” he asserted.

Shah also spoke to the media after meeting Nashwa’s family and said, “This is a very tragic incident. Nashwa was our daughter.”

“The IGP should immediately arrest those suspects involved in the case who are still free,” the Sindh CM further said.

Nashwa passed away after suffering brain damage allegedly after being administered an excessive quantity of an injection at a private hospital in Karachi.

The report stated that the injection which was given to Nashwa had adverse effects on her brain, heart and liver. According to the report, Nashwa could have survived if she has been provided proper treatment at the hospital.

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