Investigation concludes: Youth's death at Services Hospital linked to Naegleria
By News Desk
July 8, 2023 08:34 PM
In a devastating turn of events, the cause of death for a young individual at Services Hospital has been officially confirmed as Naegleria A, according to a report released by a four-member committee commissioned by the Health Department. The victim, identified as 30-year-old Mustafa Shafiq, tragically lost his life within the hospital premises.
Responding swiftly to this unfortunate incident, the Health Department took immediate action by establishing a four-member investigation committee, led by Prof. Sobia Qazi, to examine the circumstances surrounding Mustafa Shafiq's demise. The committee, after a thorough assessment, concluded that Naegleria A was the primary factor contributing to his death.
Although Mustafa Shafiq received appropriate medical attention and care, his condition deteriorated rapidly, ultimately resulting in his untimely passing. The committee's report sheds light on the case, highlighting the diligent efforts made by the healthcare professionals to provide correct treatment to the deceased youth.
The Health Department expresses its deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Mustafa Shafiq and assures them that every effort was made to save his life. The department acknowledges the significance of this incident and pledges to take appropriate measures to prevent similar occurrences in the future.
Incidents like these serve as reminders of the critical importance of ensuring the highest standards of healthcare and patient safety. The Health Department, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders, will conduct a thorough review of existing protocols and procedures to identify areas of improvement and address any shortcomings.
The tragic death of Mustafa Shafiq serves as a solemn reminder of the need for constant vigilance and adherence to best practices in healthcare facilities. The Health Department remains committed to its mission of providing quality healthcare services to the citizens and will work diligently to prevent such unfortunate incidents from happening again.
Reporter: Zahid Chaudhary