SC seeks CS re­port over San­de­man Hos­pi­tal poor con­di­tion

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

ISLAMABAD—The Supreme Court Tues­day sought re­port from Chief Sec­re­tary Balochis­tan over poor con­di­tion of San­de­man Pro­vin­cial Hos­pi­tal, Quetta and the fa­cil­i­ties be­ing pro­vided in this hos­pi­tal to the pa­tients.

A three-judge bench led by the Chief Jus­tice An­war Za­heer Ja­mali also di­rected to sub­mit the re­port within three days while hearing the Suo Moto no­tice taken un­der Ar­ti­cle 184(3) of the Con­sti­tu­tion of Is­lamic Repub­lic of Pak­istan on a re­port sub­mit­ted to him through Reg­is­trar High Court of Balochis­tan.

Dur­ing the course of pro­ceed­ings, Chief Jus­tice in­quired from Ad­di­tional At­tor­ney Gen­eral (AAG), Rana Waqar and Pro­vin­cial Ad­di­tional Ad­vo­cate Gen­eral Ayyaz Swati the rea­son be­hind the ca­su­al­ties of chil­dren due to short­age of medicines in the hos­pi­tal.

AAG ap­prised the court deaths were taken place due to short­age of medicines Balochis­tan Govern­ment has taken emer­gency steps to over­come the sit­u­a­tion how­ever for the time be­ing to save the lives of chil­dren Pun­jab Govern­ment would pro­vide medicine to the hos­pi­tal.

The CJ re­marked that it is the duty of the govern­ment to pro­vide fun­da­men­tal rights to the cit­i­zen, govern­ment could not leave the chil­dren help­less, by hook n crook medicine should be pro­vided to the pa­tients, he added.

The bench also ex­pressed an­noy­ance over non ap­pear­ance of the Sec­re­tary Health how­ever AAG in­formed the court that the Sec­re­tary was in abroad and af­ter his re­turn he will ap­pear be­fore the court. Sub­se­quently, he ad­journed fur­ther hearing of the case till June 13.—APP

QUETTA: Chief Min­is­ter Balochis­tan Nawab Sanaullah Zehri pre­sent­ing a sou­venir to Am­bas­sador of Czech Repub­lic, Jon Fury on Tues­day.

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