Woman ‘raped for hours’ mid surgery at Lahore’s Services Hospital

LAHORE – A medical board of government doctors has launched an inquiry into the alleged rape of a patient during her surgery at a leading public health facility in Punjab’s capital city, according to a report Sunday.
A resident of Lahore’s Multan Road area lodged a formal complaint with the Shadman Police, in which she has nominated a number of unknown doctors of sexually assaulting her at Services Hospital.

The 35-year-old was treated for an abscess near her uterus and was advised a surgery by the doctors.

According to the First Information Report (FIR), the woman claims that she was raped by the doctors inside the operation theater during an unusually longer surgery.

“I was admitted to the hospital for a surgery on November 24. When I regained consciousness from the anesthesia that night, I realized I had been assaulted during the surgery. It was an 8-hour-long operation but they discharged me from the hospital the same day,” the woman told the police.

The hospital’s management has tasked a four-member team to investigate the serious allegation. Dr Khalid Mahmoud, from Forensic department, will lead the medical board head comprising DMS Dr Hira Awan, AMS Admin Dr Sagheer, Dr Robina, and Dr Rozina Shaheen.

The DNA samples of the alleged victim have been collected, according to the hospital officials. Senior doctors have not ruled out the possibility of the victim being assaulted but to many of them, it’s something near to impossible at a public hospital.