Children die after air-conditioning unit breaks down at Sahiwal hospital

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02 Jun, 2019 12:30 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – Many children were killed after an air conditioning unit at Sahiwal’s District Headquarters Hospital broke down on Sunday.

According to Deputy Commissioner Sahiwal Mian Zaman, temperatures rose in the children’s ward at the hospital resulting in the deaths of children. He added the air conditioning unit from another office was taken and installed in the children’s ward.

Moreover, the deputy commissioner has written a letter to the provincial government informing them of the incident and said they have initiated an inquiry into the incident.

The Punjab health department spokesperson has said they have formed a committee to probe the incident and will present a report after conducting an investigation.

Punjab CM takes notice over death of children

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Sunday took notice of the death of children at Sahiwal District Headquarter Hospital.

The chief minister directed the provincial health secretary and the Sahiwal commissioner to carry out a thorough probe into the incident and submit a report.

He directed them to take action against those found responsible for the death of children.

Heirs stage protest

On the other hand, enraged at the death of the children, their heirs staged a protest on the Noor Shah Road, calling for strict action against doctors of the government hospital.

Meanwhile, they called off their protest and dispersed after the local police held talks with them and assured them of action against those responsible for the incident.

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