KARACHI: The nine-month-old girl, Nashwa, who brain paralyzed after allegedly being administered an excessive quantity of injection at a private hospital in Karachi, passed away on Monday, Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah has expressed sorrow over her demise.
Nishwa was under treatment at another private hospital on Karachi’s Stadium Road after her father said she suffered brain damage owing to staff negligence.
The infant’s father had registered a case against the administration of the hospital located in Gulistan-i-Jauhar locality. As per the first information report (FIR) registered on April 15, the incident took place when Qaiser Ali took his twin 9-month-old daughters to the hospital for treatment on April 6.
On the morning of April 7, one of the two children, identified as Nishwa, was allegedly administered an excessive quantity of injection after which she started to have trouble breathing.
Ali said the 9-month-old was taken to the intensive care unit (ICU) where she was administered CPR for 45 minutes. Nishwa was then put on a ventilator.
Ali said after Nishwa was taken off the ventilator on April 12, doctors informed him that she “may have suffered brain injury” due to the CPR.
According to the FIR, a subsequent CT scan of Nishwa revealed that her hands, feet, eyes and mouth have been paralysed.
The 9-month-old was then shifted to a private hospital on Stadium Road where she breathed her last.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah has expressed sorrow over the demise Nishwa.
In his condolence statement, Syed Murad Ali Shah advised the bereaved family to be patient in such a tough time.
“I understand the sadness of little angel Nishwa’s parents. I pray that Allah gives them Sabr and ensure that justice will be done”, he said.
Claiming that the provincial government had planned to take Nishwa abroad for her treatment, Murad lamented the loss of Nishwa “despite all efforts”.