DSF team rushed to Faisalabad due to acid burn incident
On hearing the news of two women being burnt by acid, the DSF team in Lahore rushed to Faislabad and visited the patients in Allied Hospital. Uzma Miraj Din and her little daughter Noor Fatima acompanying her were injured while they were stepping out of the rickshaw in a shoping area. In the other incident Tahira Rukhsana (from Chiniot) was attacked by a relative.
The patients were registered and assured of all possible support.
The team also had a meeting with the hospital staff who complained that due to shortage of electricity the air conditioners do not function. In this scorching heat weather the burnt victims are required to be kept in the cool.
Unfortunately, one victim Uzma Miraj Din could not survive the injuries and died after a few days. –The two little girls received minor injuries and were treated in the hospital. DSF has made arrangements for required surgical procedure for Tahira Rukhsana and she will be treated by the visiting German doctors’ team in the near future.
While in Faisalabad DSF team also visited Hotel One and held a meeting with the Manager. Negotiations are underway to seek employment for the survivors who have been successfully treated and given training.