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Yasmeen pays surprise visit to DHQ Hospital Sahiwal

LAHORE: Punjab Health Minister Yasmeen Rashid has paid a surprise visit to DHQ Hospital Sahiwal. The Minister visited medical ward, emergency and CCU. She reviewed health facilities being provided and issues related to service delivery in the hospital. The Punjab Health Minister said eight infants who lost their lives in the Children Ward of Sahiwal Teaching Hospital were fatally ill. “Children not died owing to problem in the air conditioner in the ward”, the minister said while interacting with journalists after visiting the Teaching Hospital. She said cheques worth Rs 100bn issued by the past rulers were dishonoured and added that the health department has to pay dues of Rs 8bn.
Dr Yasmin said children ward of the Sahiwal Teaching Hospital has been connected with the Lahore Children Hospital.
Earlier on June 2, Dr Shahid Nazeer, medical superintendent of the medical facility, said the children died after air conditioner stopped functioning amid hot weather. He denied that the children died owing to alleged negligence on the part of doctors. Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar took notice of the death of children at the hospital.
The chief minister had directed the provincial health secretary and the Sahiwal commissioner to carry out a thorough probe into the incident and submit a report.
He had directed them to take action against those found responsible for the death of children. — DNA

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