LAHORE - Young Doctors Association Pakistan (YDAP) has accused the management of Punjab Institute of Cardiology of procuring heart valves and other items on double price in local purchase in September 2015.

Addressing a press conference at Lahore Press Club yesterday, Vice President YDAP Dr Samra Majeed accused Kh Ahmed Hasan and MPA Waheed Gull of pressurizing her to keep the matter within premises of the PIC.

Flanked by Secretary General YDAP Dr Salman Kazmi, Dr Qazi Yasir, Dr Ali and Dr Sara Azam, she said that Kh Ahmed Hasan held a detailed meeting and offered restoration of sacked pharmacist (her sister) for keeping quite on the issue.

Dr Samra Majeed alleged that MPA Waheed Gull and others threatened her of dire consequences if sticking with the demand of impartial probe of the incident. She also turned her guns toward PMDC member and YDA Punjab leader Dr Amer Bandesha, alleging that he (Dr Bandesha) also advised her to resolve the issue amicably.

She said that the matter was brought to the notice of chairman BoM and other authorities with the request of impartial probe but to no avail. She said that Local Purchase Section of PIC procured mitral valves (artificial heart valves), market price Rs55000 each, but the bill carried the double amount. Similarly, other items were purchased at double the price from the market. She alleged that her sister (pharmacist at PIC) was sacked on her refusal to sign the bills.

She alleged that Medical Superintendent PIC was changing invoices and bills, saying tempering in hospital record would not help the administration.

She demanded the chief minister to get the matter probed by CMIT and Anti Corruption Department. She warned the government of going to court if matter was not probed at appropriate forum.