SIALKOT0-Holding a wedding ceremony at the lawn of Daska Civil Hospital caused the suspension of the medical superintendent, two deputy superintendents and a sanitary worker whose daughter’s marriage took place there.

Sanitary Worker Anwar Maseeh told the inquiry committee headed by the ADCG Sialkot Meesam Abbas that he had been serving as sweeper at Daska Civil Hospital for the last thirty years. He resides in residential quarters there. He was unable to bear the expenditures of marriage hall for holding the wedding of her daughter, he said.

He added that he arranged the wedding ceremony of his daughter in a useless shed meant for waiting for the attendants of patients near his residential quarters. He said that he held the function during the hospital’s off timings. He said that the shed had been lying useless since long, thus he arranged the wedding function of his daughter there.

ADCG Meesam Abbas said that Ali Jan Secretary Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department Punjab has suspended from service MS Asghar Ali, Deputy MSs Dr Muhammad Afzal and Dr. Asif Mughal and Anwar Masih of Daska Civil Hospital with immediate effect.

The ADCG added that holding of a wedding function was not allowed in any hospital, as it was totally against the SOPs issued by the Punjab government. He said that the sweeper was suspended for holding wedding function in the hospital’s premises, while theothers for their slackness in the matter.

According to the official order No SO(G) 1-3/2017 (HISDU) issued by the Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department, the services of these officers have been placed under suspension on the charge of misconduct under section-6 of the Punjab Employee Efficiency, Discipline and Accountability Act (PEEDA) 2006.

The news was aired on several TV Channels due to which Secretary Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department Punjab took serious note and suspended them with immediate effect.

Meanwhile, a special inquiry team headed by ADCG Sialkot Meesam Abbas and CEO of Sialkot District Health Authority Dr Latif Ahmed Sahi conducted an inquiry at Daska Civil Hospital. The team recorded the statements.

“We have sent the detailed inquiry report to Ali Jan Secretary Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department Punjab for further action in this matter,” said the ADCG.