LAHORE - The employees of Shaikh Zayed Hospital have challenged the possible privatisation of the hospital in the Lahore High Court.

The petition has been moved by Shaikh Zayed Employees Association. The petitioners say the chairman of the hospital and Punjab government want to privatise the hospital by removing the them from the service.

They say the government is responsible for providing free health facilities to the public but unfortunately it is not at Shaikh Zayed Hospital where the machinery of worth billions which is of public is being privatized and is being to private mafia.

The petitioners alleged that the chairman of the Shaikh Zayed Hospital is paving the way to the privatisation by removing them.

They have requested the LHC to stop the government from changing the status of the hospital from public to private and order the chairman not to harass the employees by removing them from the service.

Recovery of APS students reviewed: Adviser to CM on Health Kh Salman Rafiq chaired a meeting at Chief Minister’s Secretariat on Wednesday for reviewing treatment of injured students of Army Public School Peshawar.

Health Secretary Jawad Rafiq Malik, General Dr Zahid Pervaiz, Additional Secretary (Tech) Dr Salman Shahid, Principal Allama Iqbal Medical College Mehmood Shaukat and Mayo Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr Amjad Shehzad attended the meeting.

Prof Mehmood Shaukat informed that diagnostic reports regarding treatment of the injured have been sent to consultants and surgeons abroad. He said the recommendations of foreign experts would soon be received.

Salman Rafiq said a report would be submitted to the chief minister soon after receiving recommendations of foreign experts. If needed, the children would be sent abroad for treatment on government expenses, he added.