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MoD to punish persons leaking hospital video to media

MoD to punish persons leaking hospital video to media

Feb 13, 2016 - 16:03

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Saturday said it would punish those who shared a video clip showing a woman gives to birth her child in the courtyard of a major hospital in Kabul.

A private television on Tuesday night aired a video clip showing the wife of a security official giving birth to a child in the courtyard of Sardar Daud Khan 400-bed hospital and the doctor arrived after the birth had take place.

The television report claimed the delivery happened outside the labour room due to a non-serious attitude of doctors. The private television, however, did not say how it obtained the clip.

 A member of the MoD investigation team, Col. Musa Khan, told reporters here that their investigation showed the hospital staff had committed no negligence, but the patient was brought late to the hospital by her spouse.

Col. Aziz, the woman’s husband, also denied if the hospital staff had committed any negligence, saying he could not take his wife to the hospital in-time. If the hospital staff hadn’t help the mother, she or the newborn son could have died, he said.

“It is a matter of my honour. I ask the defence minister to identify the person and punish him who shared the video with media,” he said.

Maj. Gen. Abdul Razaq Syawash, healthinfo-icon section chief at MoD, they were investigating the issue and there were two suspected persons who might have shared the clip with media.

He said people who shared the video clip would be punished “for dishonoring the family” and not keeping secret the clips of security cameras.



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