LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, while taking notice of acid attack incident at Mayo Hospital, has directed the health secretary to provide the best treatment facilities to the affected nurses. He also ordered the DIG (operations) to immediately probe into the incident.
The incident of throwing acid on duty nurses at Mayo Hospital on Wednesday night reflects poor security arrangements at public sector hospitals and is a big question mark on the claims of good governance by the Punjab government, the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) said on Thursday.
In a press statement, PMA Central Joint Secretary Dr Shahid Malik, Dr Tanveer Anwar, Dr Izhar Ahmed Chaudhry, Dr Ashraf Nizami, Dr Abrar Ashraf Ali, Dr Ihsanur Rehman, Dr Yasmin Ihsan, Dr Kamran, Dr Sabahat Habib Khan, Dr Salman Kazmi said that the negligent attitude of the police and Health Department on the matter was unacceptable.
The PMA has demanded a high-level enquiry into the matter and fixing of the responsibility of the security lapse. The PMA also demanded that the Punjab chief minister get installed walkthrough gates at all emergency wards, provide metal detectors and ban the entry of unrelated people inside the hospitals.