LAHORE - Medical Superintendent of Jinnah Hospital Dr Umer Farooq Baloch is likely to be transferred while names of two senior doctors of grade 20, Dr Muhammad Javed and Dr Muhammad Hassan, are under consideration for the post of Medical Superintendent of Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) Lahore. Dr Muhammad Javed, Medical Superintendent (MS) of the Services Hospital is more likely to become the next Medical Superintendent of the PIC, sources in Punjab health department said. In case, Dr Muhammad Javed is posted as MS PIC, Dr Muhammad Hassan will be given priority for Services Hospital. There were also rumours of medical superintendents transfers of two other big hospitals - Lahore General Hospital and Mayo Hospital. The health department authorities, however, denied such information saying the performance of the said two MSs was up to the mark. The post in PIC was lying vacant for the last one month after the retirement of MS Dr Riaz Ahmad Chaudhry. His summery was moved to the Punjab government for two years extension but it was rejected. The reason behind Dr Umer Farooqs transfer is reportedly his tussle with the Board Of Management and some professors over some hospital issues. He is likely to be appointed as director health in Punjab health department, the sources said. It has been learnt reliably that the Jinnah Hospitals Board of Management (BoM) has recommended to the health department immediate transfer of Medical Superintendent Dr Umer Farooq Baloach for his lack of coordination with the hospital administration and Allama Iqbal Medical College senior faculty causing serious troubles to the patients and other staff. The BoM sent recommendations of Dr Umers transfer on the complaints of some professors of the college that the MSs unnecessary interference in their departments and transfer/postings of the staff without their permission are causing hurdles in the delivery of health care to the patients. Similarly, Dr Umer Farooq also had differences over the hospital issues with its Principal Prof Dr Javed Akram. PML-N Punjab president and senior Advisor to Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Zulfiqar Khosa said that MS Jinnah Hospital Dr Umer Farooq was likely to be transferred on the recommendation of the Jinnah Hospitals Board of Management which was not happy with his performance. The summery has been moved to the chief minister for final approval, he said, adding that the post of MS PIC would also be filled within a few days. Deputy Secretary Admin, Punjab health department, Behzad Anwar also confirmed that a summery had been moved to the chief minister for the transfer of Dr Umer Farooq. About the post of MS PIC lying vacant, the deputy secretary said that MS Services Hospital Dr Muhammad Javed was a favourite candidate for the said post. He said the Board of Management of the PIC has also showed keen interest in the appointment of Dr Muhammad Javed. Decision in this regard is expected soon, he said.