Rawalpindi-Police have registered a case against the attendants of a female patient, who died during treatment, on charges of torturing doctors and paramedics and ransacking the emergency department of Holy Family Hospital (HFH) and began investigation, informed sources on Wednesday.

The case was registered with Police Station New Town under sections 186/427 of PPC against Nauman Khalil and Muhammad Alyan Khalil on complaint of Dr Shafi Ullah Khan Niazi of ENT Department of HFH, they said. However, no arrest was made so far by the police, sources said.

According to contents of FIR, copy of which is also available with The Nation, Dr Shafi Ullah Khan told police that a patient was brought to ER Department of HFH at 10:30pm on 26/4/2022 whose kidneys had failed and doctors did her dialysis.

The doctors were treating the patient when her attendants Nauman and Alyan started beating the doctors and nurses on duty and also ransacked suction machine, chair and other medical equipment. He added the attendants also hurled threats of dire consequences.

The complianant pleaded police to register a case against the attendants of the patients and to arrest them. Police filed case and began investigation.

Earlier, a scuffle broke out between the attendants and doctors at ER Department of HFH after an 18-year-old kidney patient Esha Iman died due to alleged negligence of the doctors.

The relatives and attendants of the patient also lodged a strong protest against the duty doctors, demanding action against them for delayed treatment. They also tortured Dr Moeez, Dr Aqdas, Dr Muhammad, nurse Rukhsana and nurse Chahat Shafique mercilessly while sparking an unrest in the hospital and halting the emergency service to patients.

Likewise, the attendants ransacked the ER Department of HFH, forcing doctors to go on strike.

Heavy contingent of police was called in the hospital by the management late night.