SHC orders to reopen of Darul Sehat Hospital
KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has ordered to reopen of the Darul Sehat Hospital and summoned a response from the commission’s board, chief secretary, health secretary and the Advocate-General on the hospital administration’s plea against the “extreme action without notice”.
The petition was heard by Justice Junaid Ghaffar, before whom the lawyers representing the hospital management, Salahuddin Ahmed and Salam J Mirza, presented the suit for declaration, injunction, and damages.
The plaintiff’s counsel told the court that “while providing treatment to Nashwa Ali, a mishap occurred and apparently, some wrong dosage was injected by the Nursing Staff on duty”. This much had been conceded by the hospital management earlier, which had also offered to pay to cover all the expenses incurred on the child’s treatment.
After hearing the arguments, the court ordered the suspension of the SHCC’s order to seal the hospital, while directing it to comply with the commission’s recommendations. In the meantime, the court also summoned replies from the defendants by May 25.