A transgender woman has died in Pakistan while operating theatre staff allegedly tried to decide whether she should be in a woman’s ward, and asked how much she charges to dance.
The trans activist named Alesha died in Peshawar’s Lady Reading Hostpital amid the ordeal, according to trans group ‘Trans Action Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’ on Facebook.
Alesha was admitted to the hospital after being shot by a criminal gang which, according to the group, extorts money from transgender people.
She was admitted with eight gunshot wounds, according to local media, but the tragedy only got worse after she was brought into the place where she should have found care.
According to posts, staff were too confused about which ward to admit her to, to tend to her wounds.
They wrote: “Hospotal [sic] staff in LRH ia extremly rude and impolite. Transgender are abused and made fun of.Operation theater staff is commenting on our dresses and looks.
“WTF is wrong with these people. A male operation theater staff asked me about my telephone number and wanted to know how much i charge for dancing party…….”
In critical condition, Alesha was asked by a doctor whether she had real breasts, for her phone number and how much she would charge for a dance, read the posts.
After being turned away from the women’s ward in the hospital, Alesha was placed in a room near the toilets in a men only ward.
The medical director of the hospital allegedly intervened to move her to a more suitable facility, but the local trans group alleges that the delay in administering life-saving treatment led to her death earlier today.