SC seeks CS report over Sandeman Hospital poor condition

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

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