LAHORE - The Lahore High Court on Monday directed a doctor to pay Rs one million as blood money to heirs of a patient who died due to negligence of the doctor during an operation.
Justice Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi passed these orders while hearing an application moved by Ehsanul Allah, heir of deceased patient Sher Ali who was resident of Jalalpur Bhattian.
The accused doctor had also filed a bail application before the court.
As hearing started, the applicant’s counsel told the court that Sher Ali had died during operation when Dr Haroon over dosed the patient with anesthesia.
He pointed out that the accused doctor had been declared guilty during an inquiry and in the police investigations.
He requested the court to dismiss the bail application of the accused.
The accused counsel rejected the allegations by saying that the cause of Sher Ali’s death was natural.
He requested the court to grant bail the petitioner doctor. The court, after hearing arguments, disposed of the petitions and directed the doctor to pay Rs one million to the heirs of deceased patients.