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Health Pakistan Sindh

Timeline: Nashwa’s battle for life

April 7
Two nine-month-olds, Nashwa Ali and Amisha Ali, were brought to Darul Sehat Hospital in Gulshan-e-Iqbal for treatment of diarrhea


April 7
Nashwa was administered an injection by the medical staff which increased her heartbeat abnormally


April 8
Nashwa’s twin sister Amisha was discharged from the hospital after treatment

April 8
Nashwa went into a coma and doctors put her on a ventilator

April 14
After one week on the ventilator, Nashwa went in a persistent vegetative state (PVS). The girl was mentally paralysed


April 15
The parents filed a complaint with the Sindh Healthcare Commission against the administration of Darul Sehat Hospital

April 15
Police detained three employees and registered a case against the administration of the hospital

April 16
A two-member committee of senior most pediatricians, Prof Jamal Raza and Prof MN Laal, summoned the administration of the Darul Sehat Hospital

April 17
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah visited Nashwa at Liaquat National Hospital, assures justice to the family

April 18

A video went viral showing Gulshan SP Tahir Noorani allegedly intimidating Nashwa’s father Qaiser Ali

April 21
Darul Sehat Hospital Executive Director Dr Shahzad Alam tendered resignation from his post

April 21
Police arrest two more staffers of Darul Sehat Hospital

April 22
Nashwa breathed her last at 9:40 at Liaquat National Hospital after battling for life for 15 days


April 23
Sindh Healthcare Commission imposed a fine of Rs500,000 on Darul Sehat Hospital for negligence

April 24
Darul Sehat Hospital sealed by the order of the Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah