Lahore, January 08, 2017 (PPI-OT): Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif visited Tibbi Kambovan Kasur today and offered condolences with the family of a 60 year old Zohra Bibi who died a few days ago due to non-provision of appropriate medical facilities at Jinnah Hospital Lahore. He expressed condolences and sympathies with sons, daughter and other family members of the deceased. He also expressed deep sense of sorrow and grief over the death of Zohra Bibi due to improper treatment in the hospital.
The Chief Minister offered Fateha and prayed for the departed soul and consoled with the sons, daughter and other members of the bereaved family. Talking to them, the Chief Minister said he couldn’t explain in words the pain that he was feeling over the sad demise of Zohra Bibi. He said your only crime was that you are poor. He said that those who could not provide medical facilities to Zohra Bibi are not capable of calling themselves Masiha.
All this discrimination was due to the fact that late Zohra Bibi was not the mother of any Chief Minister, Minister or any other Officer, he added. Certainly, life and death is in the hand of Allah Almighty but Zohra Bibi was not given due consideration and all this highlighted irresponsibility and negligence on the part of those who were supposed to serve the humanity. How inhuman it was that your mother had to visit four hospitals but no one paid attention to her and eventually she was laid down on the floor, he added.
He said that Chief Minister Inspection Team is inquiring in to this tragic incident and in the light of the report; strict action would be taken against the responsible. He said that the recommendation of the report will be strictly implemented. He said that those responsible of negligence and laxity will not escape punishment and will have to face the action as per law. Such inhuman behaviour cannot be expected from those belonging to medical field and call themselves Masiha, he added.
The Chief Minister said that your mother lost her life due to criminal negligence and irresponsibility in the provision of medical treatment. But I would not bear such criminal negligence and irresponsibility anymore and do my best to uplift the medical sector, he added. Talking to the family members and other relatives of the deceased, the Chief Minister said that Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has also expressed deep sense of sorrow and grief over the death of their mother and he offers condolence with you on behalf of Prime Minister as well.
Shehbaz Sharif said he could not bring your mother back but he assures you that Punjab government would do its best to take care of their family. The Chief Minister also gave a cheque of financial assistance for Rs. 10 lakh to the deceased family. Besides, the Chief Minister on the application of a woman named Shabana ordered DPO Kasur to complete investigation of the murder of her son and the accused be arrested and demands of justice be fulfilled. The Chief Minister also announced financial assistance of five lakh rupees for the woman and assured her that the murderers of her son would soon be behind the bars.
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