Nishtar hospital horror 55 bodies handed over to charity for burial

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Fifty-five remains of the unclaimed dead bodies from Nishtar Hospital have been handed over to the Edhi officials for burial, hospital sources said on Wednesday. Earlier, 76 unidentified dead bodies were buried in various graveyards, Multan’s Nishtar Hospital officials said.

“DNA samples of the dead bodies have been collected,” hospital officials further said. Overall, 131 unclaimed dead bodies have been buried in different graveyards. On October 13, Adviser to the Punjab Chief Minister, Chaudhry Zaman Gujjar, had spotted unclaimed bodies left abandoned on the roof of Nishtar Hospital in Multan.

The videos showed the horrors of Nishtar Hospital’s dead house packed with rotten bodies. In the videos and pictures, some bodies and old wooden cot were thrown on the floor. Following the discovery of unclaimed bodies, an inquiry committee was formed by the Punjab government to hold responsible persons accountable.—APP

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