Eighty-year-old Saleem Begum was in excruciating pain for weeks from a bedsore. So her family took her to Mayo Hospital, the largest and oldest hospital in the Pakistani city Lahore.
Inside the hospital, Begum’s son Shafaqaat Ali said a man in full personal protective equipment approached the family on May 17. He identified himself as a doctor and said Begum needed surgery immediately and could perform it for much less money if they went off the books.
The family agreed and the man, later identified by authorities as Waheed Butt, performed a procedure on Begum with a hospital lab technician,