Specialised healthcare: There is need to ‘strengthen security at hospitals’

Health secretary congratulates administration for their efforts in recovery of kidnapped baby


Correspondent December 18, 2017
Representational image. PHOTO: REUTERS

LAHORE: Punjab Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education Minister Khawaja Salman Rafique and Secretary Najam Ahmed Shah have congratulated the administration of Services Hospital and police officers on the recovery of kidnapped newborn baby.

The baby of Nighat Nadeem was kidnapped from Services Hospital on December 8. Rafique said that on the direction of Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Services Hospital administration and police officers made tireless efforts for the recovery of the baby.

Rafique also appreciated the efforts of Services Institute of Medical Sciences Principal Prof Mehmood Ayaz, MS Dr Muhammad Amir, Operations DIG Dr Ashraf Haider and Icchra DSP for their unprecedented efforts for the recovery of the infant.

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Health Secretary Najam Ahmed Shah said that there was a need to strengthen the security system of hospitals. He said that doctors and other staff should display the badges of their names for identification and security staff should keep a vigilant eye on the people coming to the health facilities. He said that patients and their attendants should be careful while interacting with the unknown people in the hospitals to ensure complete elimination of sad incidents.

Shah was of the view that recovery of the baby was also a success of the security system placed in the hospital. He said that if CCTV cameras and electronic car parking system was not active in the hospital, the identification of culprits and rickshaw would not have been possible and might have taken long to resolve this issue.

Shah also appreciated the efforts and congratulated the joint team of the hospital administration and police officers for their successful efforts.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 18th, 2017.

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