LAHORE - Seven doctors of the Mayo Hospital, a DMS, a senior registrar and five house job officers have been suspended for their negligence in treating a young girl at emergency department who later expired. The MS has been given strict warning to improve emergencyaffairs within a week. Secretary Health Punjab Anwar A Khan suspended these doctors on the recommendations of a three-member enquiry committee headed by Prof Dr Javed Akram. Prof Dr Mushtaq Haroon and AMS admin Dr Majeed were also the members of this committee constituted to probe into the death of the young girl, Sadaf Munir. While talking to TheNation, Secretary Health Anwar A Khan confirmed the suspension of seven doctors of the Mayo Hospital saying that action was taken in the light of inquiry report that held these doctors responsible. The victim girl was daughter of Munir Mughal, resident of Shahdra, and was student of FSc in Ayesha Degree College, Ravi Road. The doctors who have been suspended include DMS admin Dr Zaheer Ahmad, Senior Registrar Dr Rabia Rathoor, Dr Muhsan, Dr Afshan, Dr Rabia Habib, Dr Nazim Hussain and Dr Mansoor Ahmad. Sadaf Munir was brought to emergency department on June 19 with minor pain in abdomen. The on-duty doctors gave no proper attention to the patient and used delaying tactics in providing treatment to her and the condition of the girl got critical. On agitation of girl's father Munir Mughal and other family members, the doctors started treatment and gave two injections which ultimately caused death of the girl. The inquiry committee was constituted when matter was brought into the knowledge of the secretary health Punjab and later Chief Minister Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif. The inquiry committee held responsible the above mentioned doctors for their negligence in providing treatment to the girl. Munir Mughal told this scribe that Sadaf Munir had complained minor pain in her abdomen. He first took her daughter to a private hospital (Bajwa Hospital, Shahdara ) where doctors conducted all necessary investigations. The investigations, however, gave positive reports about the health of her daughter, he said, adding that when she felt pain again, he took her to the Mayo Hospital. He further told this scribe that a lady doctor Dr Afshan gave no response to his requests and remained busy on his mobile phone for more than 10 minutes as she was talking to somebody. She got furious when he again tried to interfere and explain her about the deteriorating condition of her daughter. He claimed that her young daughter died due to acute negligence of the emergency doctors when they paid no heed to his repeated requests. It is also learnt reliably that the doctor who provided treatment to the girl at a private hospital also appeared before that inquiry committee and informed the committee members that according to the investigations, the condition of the girl was not critical.  When contacted Medical Superintendent Dr Zafar Ikram, he expressed his complete ignorance about the suspension of the emergency doctors saying that he had received no orders about the suspension of the doctors from the Punjab Health department so far. To a query, he said that he had no knowledge about the names of the doctors who were accused of negligence in the incident.