DG Khan woman dies while waiting for hospital admission slip


Following hours of wait in queue to get a hospital admission slip for treatment, a young woman died at a Teaching Hospital in Dera Ghazi Khan. According to reports, the doctors allegedly refused to treat her over the failure to present the admission slip.

A resident of Mozah Jhariwala, a village near Drahma, the woman, wife of Abdul Aziz was brought to the emergency ward of the teaching hospital with a complaint of heart pain. However, instead of administering immediate medical checkup, the doctors on duty sent the patient to the OPD department where she was forced to wait in the long queue for two hours to get the admission slip.

As her condition deteriorated, she collapsed on the ground and died, following which her family protested against the hospital administration and blamed them for the negligence.

The hospital administration reportedly quickly shifted her body to her home in an ambulance. Moreover, they claimed that the deceased was accompanying a friend to the hospital and had not come for her own treatment.

Teaching Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr Gul Hassan said that the administration was conducting an inquiry into the matter, maintaining that a patient could visit the doctor only after getting an admission slip. He added that “If the woman was in a critical condition, she should have been shifted to the hospital’s emergency instead of the OPD.”