Punjab CM suspends SHOs, doctors in Nishtar Hospital case
Punjab Chaudhry Chief Minister Pervez Elahi suspended on Monday three doctors, three employees, and two SHOs of the concerned police stations for their negligence over the issue of unidentified bodies found on the roof of Nishtar Hospital Multan.
A high-level meeting was held under the chairmanship of CM Elahi, in which an initial report regarding the issue was presented.
“Under no circumstances such treatment of bodies is acceptable,” the chief minister said, adding that dumping the bodies on the rooftop was an inhuman act.
Taking action against the negligence of the concerned authorities, the chief minister ordered the suspension of Dr. Maryam Ashraf, head of the anatomy department at Nishtar Medical University, as well as that of doctors Abdul Wahab and Seerat Abbas from the hospital. The CM further directed that three other employees of Nishtar Hospital, namely Ghulam Abbas, Muhammad Sajjad Nasir, and Abdur Rauf should also be suspended.
He also ordered the suspension of Shah Rukn-e-Alam Colony SHO Umar Farooq and Seetal Mari SHO Saeed, the statement said, adding that the CM directed that action under the Punjab Employees Efficiency, Discipline and Accountability (PEEDA) Act, 2006 be taken against those responsible for the “negligence”.
Earlier on Friday Adviser to the CM Chaudhry Zaman Gujjar visited the hospital after videos of bodies dumped at Nishtar Hospital’s rooftop were widely shared on social media and found several putrefied bodies on the rooftop of its mortuary.
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