LANDIKTOAL: A 50-year-old woman died as the on-duty female ECG doctor was missing from her duty to provide timely health assistance to the lady who was suffering from heart disease, sources said.
Amin Shah, the son of the deceased woman, told the media that he took his mother to the emergency unit at the district headquarters hospital to provide her medical assistance on an emergency basis.
He said a male doctor referred her mother to perform ECG on an emergency basis but the on-duty female ECG doctor was not available at the emergency department.
He said they made many phone calls to the female doctor but she did not bother to attend to the phone calls.
He said time was running out as his mother was serious and then he requested a male health staff but it was too late. He said they were taking his mother here and there in the hospital but she could not be survived.
He said they requested several other staff members to help save the life of her mother but no one heard their cries.
Amin Shah said they even protested against the ignorance of the health staff at the hospital but to no avail.
He said the authorities should investigate the inhuman behavior and alleged ignorance of the Medical Superintendent of the DHQ hospital that caused the death of his mother.
He demanded of the officials concerned to take action against the absent female doctor and provides them justice.
Meanwhile, talking media men the social activists in Landikotal also demanded the high-ups of the health department to ensure the attendance of female doctors and other female workers at the DHQ Landikotal emergency unit.
When contacted by the hospital employees they said the female patient was diagnosed as a heart patient and died of cardiac arrest dura ing her medical screening.