Yasmin orders inquiry into death of Dr Salman

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Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid on Monday ordered detailed inquiry into the sad demise of Dr Salman Ali Iftikhar at the Services Hospital.
The minister directed Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Department Secretary Nabeel Awan to conduct complete inquiry into the sad demise of late Dr Salman Iftikhar. The Minister said strict action will be taken if any negligence is found into the treatment of the late doctor.
Meanwhile, Services Institute of Medical Sciences Principal Dr Mehmud Ayaz has condoled with the family of late Dr Salman Ali Iftikhar. He said as per information available, late Dr Salman, Post Graduate Resident, Punjab Institute of Cardiology, was admitted to SIMS Surgical Emergency on the night of 3-4 June in critical condition BP less with shock reporting fever, abdominal pain and respiratory problem over the last three days.
He was given emergency treatment which stabilized his condition for a short while but his condition again worsened and on reporting improvement, surgery was performed. After the operation, he was put on ventilator in the ICU. He could not survive and breathed his last three days afterwards on June7, 2020.
He said that a high-level committee headed by Professor Amjad has been constituted with Professor Nadeem Aslam (Surgery), Professor Arif Nadeem (Medicine), Professor Naila Asad (Anesthesia) and Dr. Zubair Ahmed (AMS Admin) as its member to probe into the circumstances and identify negligence, if any, into the death of late Dr. Salman Iftikhar. The committee will submit its detailed findings within 72 hours.

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