Patients continue to suffer as PIC couldn’t be made operational on 4th day
December 14, 2019
LAHORE (92 News) – Patients are facing severe hardships due to unavailability of treatment at Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) which could not be made operational after the attack by lawyers four days ago. On the other hand, the Grand Health Alliance (GHA) office-bearers announced to work only in the emergency ward. They said that their strike would continue in Indoor and Outdoor. The operation theaters are also closed due to the strike.
Govt to compensate loss, damage of vehicles of doctorsOn the other hand, a high level meeting was held at Punjab Institute of Cardiology in Lahore with Punjab Minister for Health Dr Yasmeen Rashid in the chair to review all dimensions of the tragic incident that took place at the PIC. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that government is standing with all victims' including doctors of the Institute. Yasmeen Rashid said the government will estimate the loss and damage of vehicles of doctors and compensate them. She also condemned the attack by legal community on herself.
Lahore CCPO vows to take action against hooligans
Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Zulfiqar Hameed has said that action will be taken against the people involved in hooliganism at Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) as per law. Talking to the media outside the PIC on Thursday, he said that some lawyers had worsened the situation due to the bar election. “The police have been deployed at all important places. It was inappropriate to use the power,” he said. The Lahore CCPO said that the police had twice pushed the lawyers out of the PIC. “The case of the incident has been registered and arrests are being made. Action will be taken against the responsible people according to law,” he said.