Eight Christian nurses in Pakistan were admitted to hospital after allegedly drinking poisoned tea in their hostel.
The nurses from Civil Hospital Karachi drank the tea on July 29 at about 11pm during a late night study session. One of them decided to make tea, but when she discovered that there was no sugar, she left the pan on the stove to go and get some.
While away, it is suspected that somebody added poison to the pan as after drinking the tea all of the nurses started violently vomiting and had to be transferred to hospital.
Among the 11 poisoned nurses, three were rushed to the intensive care unit of Civil Hospital Karachi and the remaining eight were treated in the emergency ward.
Only one staff nurse, Rita, was in a serious condition in the ICU ward but she was later shifted to a general ward.
There are widespread rumours among Christian nurses at the hospital that they were deliberately poisoned.
The nurses’ test results have been seen to the medical examiner for further investigations.
An FIR has been registered at Aram Bagh Police Station, Karachi, against an unknown person for poisoning. No one has been arrested so far.
All nurses are recovering and have been discharged from hospital after medical treatment.
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