LAHORE - Punjab Health Minister Khawaja Imran Nazir paid a visit to DHQ Hospital Jhang yesterday.

According to a handout, the minister took a round of medical ward, emergency, CCU and medical stores. The senior medical officer in emergency, Dr Imran, was found absent from duty. Moreover, medicines store at the emergency was closed and Dispenser Nasir was absent due to which medicine delivery at Emergency was disrupted.

Khawaja Imran Nazir took a serious notice of the situation and immediately ordered to suspend the dispenser and ordered an inquiry against the absent SMO Dr Imran.

The minister also visited Emergency Diagnostic Lab where he was told that the Diagnostic Lab is closed due to Sunday.

The patients complained that they have to get tests carried out from the market.

In CCU, two out of five cardiac monitors were found out of order. The minister ordered an inquiry for all the malpractices in the hospital and directed to replace/repair cardiac monitors on urgent basis. He observed in no circumstance Diagnostic Lab in Emergency should be closed.