Monday, September 28, 2020
Home News Reports Pakistan: Coronavirus recovered man refuses to donate his blood plasma after learning that recipient...

Pakistan: Coronavirus recovered man refuses to donate his blood plasma after learning that recipient is Shia

An NGO managed to find another donor for the patient who is now recovering from the infection.

Ideally, everyone should forget about the conflicts based on caste, religion, color, ethnicity, or location and come together to help each other in the time of a pandemic. However, bigotry is deep-rooted in some sections of the society that they can never see a person in misery from other communities as a human being. In a recent incident reported by Naya Daur, a Sunni person refused to donate his blood plasma to a critical Covid patient because the recipient was from the Shia community.

Critical patient denied plasma for being a Shia

According to the reports, a middle-aged man was admitted at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Islamabad, after showing symptoms of Covid-19 infection. When his condition turned critical, his family reached out to recovered patients for plasma. Many concerned citizens, including medical students, are trying to connect patients’ families with plasma donors. They approached a recovered patient for plasma donation, But when he learnt the patient requiring plasma is a Shia Muslim, he refused to donate stating that he won’t donate it for a Shia.

Anzala Zahra Kazim, a member of a group trying to connect plasma donors with patients, posted on her Facebook account about the incident. She said, ”I’ve come across many absurdities with respect to donors’ approach towards donation, but neither me nor my team had expected a refusal based on faith of the recipient. The reason why I don’t want to name the donor is that my intention wasn’t to bash an individual, but to highlight the intolerant mindset sadly prevalent in our society.”

So help me with this when I tell you that a donor just refused to give plasma because the recipient was a Shia .

Posted by Anzala Zahra Kazmi on Monday, June 15, 2020

Her team managed to find another donor for the patient who is now recovering from the infection.

Not an isolated incident of bigotry in Pakistan

This is not the first time Pakistan has shown it’s true colors amid coronavirus pandemic. In March, residents of Karachi’s Delhi colony did not accept ration from an NGO that had members of the Ahmadiyya community. They were forced out of the colony.

In another incident, an NGO denied food to Pakistani Hindus and Christians in March amid coronavirus pandemic.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Torched a bus on 16th Dec, on 17th, pelted stones at Hindus: Explosive new details in Tahir Hussain’s supplementary disclosure statement

Delhi police, in the chargesheet pertaining to FIR number 59, has filed another disclosure statement made by Tahir Hussain that gives a glimpse into just how well organised the Delhi riots were

Mathura: Court admits Krishna Janmabhoomi petition, to hear maintainability on 30th

Mathura court to decide maintainability of Shri Krishna Janmbhoomi petition on 30th September

Bombay High Court plays the audio clip of Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut wherein he called Kangana Ranaut, ‘Haramkhor’. Read details

Sanjay Raut's lawyer, Pradeep J Torat, countered the allegations by claiming that Sanjay Raut did not name Kangana Ranaut in his statement.

Andhra Pradesh: A list of Hindu temples that have been attacked in the recent months

Several Hindu temples have been attacked in Andhra Pradesh in recent months.

Dear WebMD, this hideous decoction is neither chai nor latte. As an Indian, I am offended

WebMD tries to pass off spiced decoction of coconut milk and maple syrup as tea and my Indian sensibilities are offended.

Clashes erupt between Azerbaijan and Armenia over breakaway region Nagorno-Karabakh, world leaders concerned

The historical conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over breakaway region Nagorno-Karabakh region dates back to 1921 when the Soviet Union forcibly merged the predominantly ethnic Armenian region with Azerbaijan.

Recently Popular

AajTak ke camera se nahi bach payegi Deepika Padukone: As the actor makes her way to NCB, IndiaToday does everything they criticise Republic for

The Aaj Tak reporter added several non-essential information about Deepika Padukone to claim that the coverage was exclusive

Argentina: Legislator kisses bare breast of his girlfriend during online parliament session, resigns after the video goes viral

Juan Emilio Ameri claimed that he assumed that the camera was off and wanted to check out his girlfriend's new breast implants

“Your time of death has come”, radical Islamists attack actress-politician Nusrat Jahan on social media after she poses as Goddess Durga

An Instagram user, Sagar Hossain, questioned Nusrat Jahan, "Why do you support Hindus despite being a Muslim?"

Hours after expressing displeasure over new BJP team, Subramanian Swamy retweets report that hails Priyanka Gandhi

Snubbing the demand of Subramanian Swamy to remove BJP IT cell chief Amit Malviya, BJP had retained in the new party team

Sanatana Dharma vs Bollywood on Republic Bharat: Arnab Goswami goes to war

Arnab Goswami has been at the forefront of the campaign against the drag racket in Bollywood and has not pulled any punches.

India Today editors’ tussle with Republic TV is ruining their own credibility, one tweet at a time: Read how

Rahul Kanwal and Rajdeep's sly, targeted tweets against Republic TV are only helping to take their own credibilities further down, and exposing their own hypocrisy.

‘Maal is cigarette and hash are its different brands’, Deepika Padukone makes bizarre claims when confronted with ‘drug’ chats: Report

Deepika Padukone and others were apprised in advance as to what needed to be said during the interrogation, claimed NCB

From Left to Congress to SDPI: How political party workers doubled up as ‘farmers’ to protest against agriculture Bills

The farm bills have inspired numerous political parties to hit the streets in protest doubling up as disgruntled farmers.

Ye Bollywood wali nautanki band kar, case wapas le warna thok denge: Manjinder Singh Sirsa gets death threat from Pakistan

Following the complaint filed by Manjinder Singh Sirsa, NCB started investigating and unearthed a massive drug case in Bollywood

Tractor set on fire by Congress workers at India Gate was already burnt eight days ago at Ambala during farmer protests. Read Details

The tractor was brought to Delhi by members of the Punjab Youth Congress and kept overnight at the residence of a Congress leader.

Is anchoring while wearing saffron clothes and sporting a tilak anti-Muslim? Sudarshan News responds to centre’s show-cause notice

Sudarshan News channel today responded to the show-cause issued to the channel against the content of its programme ‘Bindas Bol’, which accuses Zakat Foundation of helping Muslims to infiltrate the civil services

Pakistan: Supreme Court stays the release of terrorist Ahmed Sheikh, the murderer of WSJ journalist Daniel Pearl. Read details

Earlier, the Sindh High Court had acquitted the terrorist of the charges of murder and kidnapping for ransom.

Kerala ISIS terrorist who had received battle training to wage Jihad gets life term, had tried to get explosive chemicals based on ISIS instructions:...

The Special NIA court also imposed a fine of Rs 2,10,000 on the Kerala ISIS terrorist who was arrested by the NIA in 2016

Sanatana Dharma vs Bollywood on Republic Bharat: Arnab Goswami goes to war

Arnab Goswami has been at the forefront of the campaign against the drag racket in Bollywood and has not pulled any punches.

Lust for property, forced conversion to Islam and brutality: More details emerge in Sonbhadra beheading case

The Sonbhadra murder did not happen in the heat of the moment but was well thought of, calculated and a cold-blooded one, says VHP leader.

Torched a bus on 16th Dec, on 17th, pelted stones at Hindus: Explosive new details in Tahir Hussain’s supplementary disclosure statement

Delhi police, in the chargesheet pertaining to FIR number 59, has filed another disclosure statement made by Tahir Hussain that gives a glimpse into just how well organised the Delhi riots were

Connect with us

244,181FansLike
456,609FollowersFollow
17,300SubscribersSubscribe