As many as 38 senior doctors and consultants were served show-cause notices for being absent from duty.
According to the Punjab health director general, during a surprise visit to Sheikhupura District Headquarters Hospital, all these doctors were found absent from duty.
Health officials said these doctors were absent from their assigned duties while patients were waiting for them in different wards of the hospital. The doctors and consultants have been given three days to come up with explanations for their absence.
All these doctors were not at the hospital despite being scheduled to be on duty.
The doctors who have been served notices include: Dr Abdul Bari; Dr Muhammad Umer; Dr Muhammad Adil Chatha; Dr Rabia Parvez; Dr Abdul Qayyum; Dr Rashid Ali; Dr Muhammad Hussain; Dr Robina Ali; Dr Faryal Siddique; Dr Farooq Ahmad; Dr
M Naeem Qureshi; Dr Khawar Rafique; Dr M Shafique; Dr M Arif; Dr Nabeela Kosar; Dr Anwar Zaib; Dr Adnan Qaiser Malik; Dr Naimat Ullah; Dr Fariha Khan; Dr Saniha Javed; Dr Muhammad Ahmed Asghar; Dr Maheen Irfan; Dr Shahzad Umer
Farooq; Dr Faiza Afzaal; Dr Ambreen Aslam; Dr Sagheer Hussain; Dr Sumera; Dr Arif Bilal Buzdar; Dr Hafiz M Tanveer Aslam; Dr Sajid Mumtaz Sial; Dr Muhammad Rizwan Ali; Dr Muhammad Fareed; Dr Muhammad Younis; Dr Nauman Shahbaz
Siddique; Dr Muhammad Asif; Dr Humair Latif and Dr Roomesa Amanat.
Teams have been formed at the health department to pay surprise visits to public hospitals across Punjab and ensure doctors presence during duty hours.