CJP takes suo moto notice of conditions at government hospitals in Lahore

Published: January 4, 2018
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ISLAMABAD .: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has taken suo moto notice on the conditions prevalent at government hospitals in Lahore on Thursday.

Notices have been issued in this regard to the medical superintendents of 19 government hospitals of Lahore. All the medical superintendents have been directed to appear in court on December 6, 2018, at Supreme Court branch registry Lahore.

They are further required to bring along reports of the availability of emergency machinery/equipment comprising of ventilators, oxygen, incubators OTs facility, angiography machines, CT Scan, MRI, ambulances, etc.

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Reports are expected to explain the position of the availability of life saving drugs, the medicines being provided to the patients free of cost and the medicines which patients are required to purchase from outside.

The Chief Justice further asked for details of the availability of qualified doctors and nursing staff.

All the medical superintendents of these government hospitals have been called to be present in-person along with referred detailed reports reflecting the positions of respective hospitals.

There has been much hue and cry from the public complaining the non-availability of even life saving drugs and non-functional emergency equipment.

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