LAHORE - Following blast outside Qila Gujjar Singh Police Lines on Tuesday, the Punjab Health Department declared emergency in Lahore, directing hospital administrations to make all-out arrangements.

More than two dozen wounded were brought to three teaching hospitals, Mayo Hospital (10) , Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (13) and Services Hospital (5)

Sohail, Waqas, Waqar, Aslam, Abdul Haseeb, Riaz Pitras, Shamoon, Muhammad Zahid, Shabana, Farzana Riaz, Mujahid Aziz, Qaiser, Mukhtar Shah and Naseer Ahmed were admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.  Ashraf, Abdul Razzaq, Aslam, Kamal Masih, Ramzan, Hafiz Zahid, Ahmed, Amer, Saima and Shamaila were brought to Mayo Hospital.  Ayoub, Hafeez Imran, Athar Ali, Ahmed and Zaheer to Services Hospital.

Adviser to Punjab Chief Minister on Health Kh Salman Rafiq left the meeting with a delegation of Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunization (GAVI) and reached Mayo Hospital. He was accompanied by Health Secretary Jawad Rafiq Malik, Lahore Commissioner Abdullah Sumbal and Health Director General Dr Zahid Pervaiz and DCO Muhammad Usman.

Kh Salman Rafiq inquired after the injured and directed hospital administration to provide best treatment facilities. Later, he visited Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and Services Hospital.

He said that treatment of the injured should be continued till their complete recovery and all facilities be provided free of cost. Talking to media, he said that the country was in a state of war and everybody would have to fight against terrorism courageously.

Chief Secretary Khizar Hayat Gondal also visited Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. He said that the injured were being provided best medical treatment. He said that the attackers could not hit the target due to better security arrangements. He said: “We equally share the grief and sorrow of the families of the victims.”