Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

But the job is not done yet!
Vote for the deserving candidate this year.

Check your mail to know more

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
SPONSORED BY
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
»
1-min read

Pak Sewer Cleaner Dies as Doctor on Fast Refuses to Touch His Body

A 30-year-old sanitary worker in Pakistan died after an on-duty doctor, who was on fast, refused to touch his "dirty body", the family of the deceased said.

News18.com

Updated:June 4, 2017, 5:54 PM IST
facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp
Pak Sewer Cleaner Dies as Doctor on Fast Refuses to Touch His Body
Picture used of representation purpose. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Loading...
Lahore: A 30-year-old sanitary worker in Pakistan died after an on-duty doctor, who was on fast, refused to touch his "dirty body", the family of the deceased said.

Irfan Maseeh and his three fellow workers fell unconscious while cleaning a manhole on Chorr Road in Umerkot district of Pakistan's Sindh province, following which they were taken to Civil Hospital Umerkot for treatment, reported PTI.

While Maseeh kept gasping for breath, his family members said they pleaded with the hospital staff to treat him, but the doctor at the facility refused to touch his sludge-covered body, saying he was fasting.

"Dr Yousuf said he would not touch Irfan's dirty body until it was cleaned. I cleaned his body, after which an oxygen pump was sent for Irfan, but that was empty," said the deceased's brother Pervaiz Maseeh.

He said Irfan had dived down to clean the manhole on Thursday when he fell unconscious after inhaling poisonous gases trapped inside.

While Irfan died hours later in the government hospital, the other three sanitary workers were referred to Hyderabad and later to Karachi for medical treatment.

SSP Umerkot Usman Bajwa said the Municipal Committee had not given the workers' safety equipment which caused the death of Maseeh.

"The doctors refused to treat as they were covered with filth," he was quoted as saying by told Geo.tv.

Irfan's enraged family members have staged a protest with his body and allege that the doctors' negligent response to an emergency situation as well as the lack of facilities at the hospital resulted in his death.

"No one had come to share our loss or express solidarity with us," Pervaiz said, adding that SSP Bajwa had promised them that a complete investigation would be carried out in the case and the to take the accused doctor would be taken to task and the accused doctor would be taken to task.

Meanwhile, the police said the main accused Dr Jaam Kunbhar in the case had been arrested while raids were being conducted to arrest the other two doctors Dr Yousuf and Dr Allah Dad Rathore.

Kunbhar has claimed that Irfan had already passed away before arriving at the hospital.

A case was registered against six suspects including three doctors on behalf of the father of the Irfan, the report said.

(With PTI inputs)
| Edited by: Puja Menon
Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp
 
T&C Apply. ARN EU/04/19/13626
 

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
  • 01 d
  • 12 h
  • 38 m
  • 09 s
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results