Karachi hospital vandalised for not handing over Corona patient’s body
KARACHI (92 News) – 20 enraged people vandalised an isolation ward of the hospital when the administration refused to hand over the body of a coronavirus patient at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) in Karachi
According to the reports, the mob attacked the ward located at the ground floor of the hospital after the management told them that the family cannot take the body without permission of the administration.
Rangers and police were called in immediately and at least 6 people have been arrested so far. “The law enforcement agencies have now been deployed at the hospital.”
It is pertinent to mention here that no one can take a COVID-19 positive patient’s body without following certain guidelines as per the standard operation procedures (SOPs) of the government.
The 60-year-old patient was shifted from the Dow University of Health Sciences’ (DUHS) Ojha campus to the JPMC in a critical condition. However, he died Thursday evening.
Family members of a patient attacked a portion of the JPMC, Karachi, damaging equipment, creating fear among doctors, nurses. At least 8 persons held. LEAs deployed outside hospital. pic.twitter.com/L3FcmxtMQe