NAROWAL: A quack has allegedly damaged the genitals of two brothers during circumcision at a private hospital in Sialkot.

Shahzain, a labourer of Goharpur area of Sialkot city, took his sons Muhammad Sahil, 3, and Muhammad Ayan, 1, to a private hospital two weeks ago for circumcision. He said the doctor charged exorbitant fee for circumcision of the children and discharged them after two days.

The children kept screaming due to severe pain instead of healing, he said, adding that he eventually took them back to the hospital where the doctor asked them to take the children to some other hospital.

“When I asked about the condition of the children, the doctor insulted me and took me out of the hospital,” said Shahzain. He said he took his children to the Children’s Hospital, Sialkot, where doctors informed him that the genitals of the young ones had been damaged and they were in pain due to infection.

Shahzain said the lives of his children had been put in danger by the quack. He said he had filed a complaint against the private hospital to the health department, the deputy commissioner and the Muradpura police station but to no avail.

Local residents Abdul Khaliq and Karim Bakhsh said there were complaints about the private hospital which was not even registered with the Punjab Healthcare Commission. They said the hospital was notorious as surgical instruments were being reused without sterelisation.

The labourer has demanded that Chief Minister Hamza Shehbaz and health authorities take stern action against the doctor.

Published in Dawn, May 23rd, 2022

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