Lahore : Former Deputy Prime Minister Ch Pervaiz Elahi has sought Shahbaz Sharif apology on delaying Mayo Hospital Surgical Tower for ten years .
In a statement , Ch Pervaiz Elahi said that I had started Mayo Hospital Surgical Tower in 2006 and during my tenure it had been completed in all respects, but as Shahbaz Sharif came in 2008 ,he stopped funds for this state of the art project stating that this project of Ch Pervaiz Elahi government and I will not allow to be functional at any cost, under his negative and sick mentality.
Thousands of patients whose lives could be saved if Surgical Tower become functional timely , he added. Shahbaz Sharif should tender apology to the nation for keeping Surgical Tower closed for ten years , Ch Pervaiz Elahi demanded.
Ch Pervaiz Elahi said that Shahbaz Sharif was not ready to make Surgical Tower functional even now but thanks to the Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar who took suo moto notice of miserable conditions of hospitals in Punjab and also remarked that why mega health projects like Surgical Tower of Pervaiz Elahi government are being allowed to be functional although these are complete.
Ch Pervaiz Elahi said that I am grateful to the worthy Chief Justice that he has paid attention towards prevailing conditions of hospitals in Punjab, I hope that after Surgical Tower he will also get Wazirabad Cardiology Hospital functional and earn prayers of the poor patients, Wazirabad Cardiology Hospital is also practically closed for last ten years due to sick mentality of Shahbaz Sharif and waiting for some messiah like the Chief Justice, so far about 6 thousand heart patients have lost their lives for not getting timely medical help and this grave situation is still persisting, like Mayo Hospital Surgical Tower, the crime of Wazirabad Cardiology Hospital is that I had planted it.