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CM Punjab orders immediate suspension of MS Jinnah Hospital

Lahore : Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has ordered immediate suspension of Medical Superintendent Jinnah Hospital on non-provision of proper treatment to female patient of Kasur in the hospital. He directed to take strict action against the doctors and other staff responsible of negligence and laxity in the incident.

The Chief Minister said that non-provision of immediate and proper facilities to the patient and make her lay on the floor is the worst negligence and inefficiency which has no justification. He said that those showing negligence in the tragic incident will not be spared and made an example after taking action against them so that no poor patient could face such difficulty in future.

He reviewed the preliminary report with regard to incident of death of the female patient of Kasur at Jinnah Hospital, here today and said that government is spending billions of rupees for the improvement of health sector and provision of treatment to the people. Provision  of modern facilities have been ensured in the hospitals but despite this, non-provision of treatment facility to any patient and leaving unattended is very lamentable, he added.

Shahbaz Sharif said that not only negligence was displayed in provision of immediate medical facilities to the patient but a very irresponsible attitude was also shown by making her lay down on the floor. Such inhuman act cannot be expected from the Masiha and the persons belonging to health sector, he added. He said that government has given resources and giving results is responsibility of doctors and other staff.

The Chief Minister said that he will not tolerate death of a patient due to non-provision of proper medical facilities. He directed that such incidents should not occur in future and added that provision of best medical facilities to the patients be ensured in every nook and corner of the province at all costs.

Provincial Ministers Kh. Salman Rafiq, Imran Nazir, Secretary Specialized and Medical Education, Secretary Primary and Secondary Health and other officials were present on the occasion.

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