Lahore : A heart patient lady Zohra died at the corridor of the Jinnah Hospital Lahore who was neglected by the public hospitals management.
The lady along with a female attendant came to Punjab Institute of Cardiology, from where she was referred to Services Hospital and then Jinnah Hospital. The ill fated poor lady could not be treated in all the three hospital and died at the corridor of Jinnah Hospital.
YDA Pakistan has suggested a short term solution to issue of shortage of beds in Govt Hospitals .
According to the secretary general Dr Salman Kazmi,all private teaching hospitals in this city are bound to provide free treatment on 50 percent of the beds of their own Hospitals. Govt should force them to implement PMDC regulations of free treatment on 50 percent beds . It will provide around 6000 more beds from 11 private teaching hospitals to people of Lahore and help lessen the load on Govt Hospitals. Law is there . Just implementation is needed , he concluded .
Meanwhile; Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has constituted an inquiry committee to look into the death of a woman patient of Kasur in Jinnah Hospital.
The three members committee will submit its report within 24 hours.
Vice Chancellor King Edward Medical University Dr. Faisal Masood will be the head of the inquiry committee while its members will include Vice Chancellor Fatima Jinnah Medical University Dr. Sardar Fakhar Imam and Additional Secretary Technical, Health Department. The committee will thoroughly probe the matter.