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CJP inspects facilities at PIMH, Services Hospital amid complaints

LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday visited the Punjab Institute of Mental Health (PIMH) as well as Services Hospital in Lahore and inspected the state of healthcare facilities there.  

The chief justice reached the PIMH where provincial health minister Khawaja Salman Rafique accompanied him during his visit.

He visited different wards, inspected facilities and inquired about the health of patients being treated there.

He also visited the hospital’s medical store and kitchen. Upon seeing the top judge, kitchen staff swung into action, cleaning up the kitchen.

Patients piled up complaints about the dire state of kitchen services, particularly unhygienic conditions.

Many staffers complained to the chief justice that their services have not been confirmed despite the fact that they have been working at the medical facility for several years.

CJP, however, assured them of provision of justice to them in this regard. Expressing displeasure, he taunted the minister, saying why he was trailing around after him and should step forward to listen to complaints.

Later, he visited the Services Hospital and listened to people’s complaint there. He directed the medical superintendent of the hospital to resolve their issues.

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