The “heaviest” man of Pakistan, Noorul Hassan, 55, who belonged to Sadiqabad in Punjab province, passed away after he was left unattended for nearly an hour amid commotion at the intensive care unit (ICU) of Shalamar Hospital.
Sadiqabad-base taxi driver Noor-ul Hassan had made national headlines last month when he was air lifted on a Pakistan army helicopter to Lahore for treatment on special directives from Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
According to Dr Maazul Hassan, a top laparoscopic surgeon in Lahore, a female patient had died at Shalamar Hospital earlier in the day after which her relatives reached the hospital and expressed concern.
In the chaos that ensued, Noorul and a second patient died “due to the unavailability of staff”, the doctor was quoted as saying.
The relatives of the female patient had not intended to cause the deaths but the situation worsened due to the violence, Dr Hassan said.
While the chaos was taking place, Noorul was feeling unwell and was left unattended for nearly an hour.
“When they (hospital staff) noted this, they attempted to resuscitate him but were unable to successfully to do so,” Dr Hassan added.
According to Noorul’s wife, doctors said that her husband had suffered a heart attack.
The hospital staff said that the relatives of the female patient had broken windows, switched ventilators off and hit doctors.
A spokesperson for the hospital said that they were investigating the incident and needed to look at the CCTV footage.
COAS expresses grief on sad demise of Mr Noor Hassan, earlier air lifted to Lahore for treatment at private hospital.
“Will of Allah is to be done while one can only make an effort. May Allah bless the departed soul. Aamen”, COAS.