If you’re Muslim, you can forgo the Hippocratic oath to save your patients if you think that touching them might make your hands dirty.
On Thursday, a Sanitary worker lost consciousness while he was cleaning a gutter. He was rushed to a hospital in Umerkot, Pakistan, where he struggled, clinging to life for over a half hour, during which he did not receive medical support.
This man ultimately died because Muslim doctors refused to touch him because his body was dirty and they were fasting, as a part of their holy month religious holiday, Ramadan.
If you ask a Muslim what the holiday Ramadan is about, they will say it is for blessings and forgiveness. Obviously, this includes watching a person die right in front of you, while cruelly refusing to touch them.
The man who passed away while doing his job was a Christian employee of the Municipal committee for the city. He entered a gutter, where he passed out from poisonous gas. Two men went in after him to try and rescue him, but they also passed out from the same reason. When rushed to the hospital, he was dirty from his work, and that is when the senior doctor refused to touch the man.
He went so far as to say that unless someone washes the ugly Christian, he will not touch him.
According to Irfan`s brother Pervaiz Masih “After he received the call about the incident he reached the occurred place and pulled his brother out of the manhole and rushed to Civil hospital as quickly as possible. In the Civil Hospital Umerkot, sewer cleaner Irfan Masih kept gasping for breath, his family members pleaded with the hospital staff to treat him, but the senior doctor at the facility refused to touch his sludge-covered body as he was “fasting”. Dr Yousaf said to his ward boy to wash ugly Christian first otherwise I do not want to touch his body because I am on fasting and my clothes will be dirty if I touched him and walked away.
After this Parvaiz Masih cleaned his brother and requested the doctors again but the one of the doctor named Dr Allah Dad Rathored replied to parviaz Masih that don`t disturb us we know that well about our job and also know how to treat patients and after which an oxygen pump was sent for Irfan, that was empty, so, he died. The FIR ( first information report ) has been lodged under section 319,34 PPC against six suspects including three doctors on behalf of the father of Irfan Masih. According the police one of the accused Dr Jaam kunbhar has been arrested and two others have fled away. Pak Center For Law and Justice (PCLJ) said, doctor committed criminal negligence in this case. it is a example of prejudice and hatred which Pakistani Christians are facing in Pakistan. Doctor should be punished and justice should be done in this case.