Lahore : Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif paid a surprise visit to burn unit of Jinnah Hospital today and inspected the medical facilities provided o the patients there. He also inquired after the health of the patients and the quality of facilities provided to them. He went to the ICU as well.
Talking to the doctors, he said that those treating the patients are crown of his head and he has been happy to see the young doctors working here as serving the ailing humanity is our collective mission. He assured them that he has been ready to sit with them to solve their problems. I am not an opponent of the young doctors; rather I appreciate the ones who serve the ailing humanity with dedication.
He said that he has dedicated his life to serving the ailing humanity and the purpose of this visit is to further improve the quality of facilities provided in this hospital.
While talking to the media, he said that a state-of-the-art burn unit has been set up in the hospital and he has been happy to see the neat and clean atmosphere around. Best equipment as well as the highly-trained staff is present to serve the patients.
He said that state-of-the-art surgical tower has been set up at Mayo Hospital which will be fully operationalized in next two weeks and latest machinery has been installed in the surgical tower. He said that burn units have been set up in Faisalabad and Multan and it has been decided to establish two more burn units.
He reiterated that provision of quality healthcare facilities to the people is his mission and every possible resource are being utilized to achieve this goal.
Replying to different questions of the media, he said that a drama was staged in the name of political gathering in Lahore yesterday in which heads of the political parties from across the country took part and they were all guests of Mr. Qadri. The real objective of yesterday’s drama was not to seek my resignation, but it was actually aimed at targeting the development projects. We have established most modern projects to serve the masses across the province and many mega projects of public service have been completed in the province. The architects of this drama are not opposing me but are, in fact, opposing these public welfare schemes. These elements have failed to perform in their provinces during the last four-and-a-half year.
He said that is why they are avoiding the masses of their provinces. When dengue attacked Peshawar then we did not stage the sit-in drama and instead sent a medical team there to treat the patients. We also sent medicines and Khan Sahib escaped to the mountain due to the fear of dengue.
He said that we are providing high-quality medicines to the patients in public sector hospitals. CT scan machines are being installed in all the DGQ Hospitals; similarly, dozens of many more health units have been arranged for the people. The sit-in group is, in fact, opposing these public welfare projects. These elements have done nothing for the people in their provinces and now they are shameful.
He said that he congratulates the people of Punjab and especially the masses living in Lahore on behalf of PML-N leader Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Punjab government as well as the party that they have totally rejected this agitation drama. Due to the agitators, people faced difficulties and schools, college and markets remained closed. These people have wasted time and also ignored the people of their provinces and due to it, they are unnerved now. These people have used slang language which no gentleman could even think of using. The reply of their names-calling will be given in shape of public service.
He said that we have completed projects worth billions of rupees in Lahore and other districts for improving the overall infrastructure and social sectors and he shall go to different districts soon to inaugurate them.
He said that these elements will continue to oppose development projects in guise of my resignation-demand but we will not stop serving the masses. These elements should realize facts and I am thankful to the people of Lahore again that the drama of these elements has been totally rejected.
Replying to a question about summon issued by NAB, the Chief Minister said that if NAB or any other body could prove corruption of even a single penny during his three tenures, then he shall be fully answerable to the people.
Replying to a question, he said that work on Zainab murder case is being done speedily. There are things which we should not be disclose before-time. He said that criminals involved in Zainab murder case will be soon under the custody of law and they will be given exemplary punishment before the whole nation.
He said that brutal treatment was meted out with four year old Asma in Mardan. Factory was put on fire in Karachi in which dozens of people were killed. What happened after these incidents and whether anybody raised voice about them? I am fully aware of my duties and shall fulfill them at every cost because we are answerable to Almighty Allah. He said that Pakistan consists of different federating units and therefore, we should adopt a national approach. The elements that staged drama yesterday used loutish language but you may do as you like and we will give a response in shape of public service because we cannot practice the language used by you.
To another question, he said that why the elements that criticized the parliament are sitting in it and why should not they resign? To a question asked about corruption, he said that Khan Sahib should peep into his own conscience. Where are the claims of sowing one billion trees in KPK? The accountability department has been closed down and many serious allegations have been leveled at Khyber Bank. I have already said that I must be arrested if I have done any corruption; and if it is not done, then the matter has been closed. China and Saudi Arabia are our friendly countries but ARY and Channel 92 leveled allegations about these countries. They leveled allegation that I was being investigated in Madina Munawara. I have sent notices to both the TV channels and if they have any proof, then show it so that the matter could be made crystal clear.
To another question, he said that the elements staging drama in Lahore yesterday are doing the politics of favoritism as corruption is sky-rocketed in their provinces. These people have raised graveyards of corruption instead of erecting minarets of developments in their provinces but despite that, they are talking big against corruption today, concluded to the Chief Minister.