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Dialysis patients contracted hepatitis at Peshawar hospital: report

- June 18, 2013 - Updated 1059 PKT - From Web Edition

PESHAWAR: It has been revealed that patients undergoing dialysis treatment at Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar contracted hepatitis due to the use of infected instruments during treatments, Geo News reported Tuesday.


According to an inquiry report issued following the directives of Peshawar High Court, patients at Lady Reading Hospital were treated with infected instruments during their dialysis treatments due to which they were stricken by hepatitis in Peshawar.


Furthermore, it was also stated in the report that each year, at least 500 persons succumbed to hepatitis. The report revealed that due to the use of contaminated instruments during dialysis treatment at the hospital, millions have lost their lives so far. By using polluted instruments over and over again, thee facility was subjected to Rs 20 million loss.


The Chief Executive of Lady Reading Hospital acknowledged and accepted the facts presented in the inquiry report and assured departmental action against the culprits involved.


Patients suffering from kidney disorders had filed a petition in the Peshawar High Court after which the court ordered investigation into the matter.

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Who will compensate the hamilies of the affected ones??????

Faiz Khalil
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