The district administration has ordered an inquiry into the affairs of Tehsil Headquarters Civil Hospital, especially purchase of fuel for ambulances.

He was chairing a meeting of Health Department officials in Tehsil Municipal Administration Office where MPA Qazi Adnan Farid, Assistant Commissioner Rana Amjad Ali, EDO Dr Shahid Khalique, Medical Superintendent Dr Ijazul Haq, Deputy Medical Superintendent Dr Arif Ghauri and PML-N leaders Tariq Rasheed Malik and Lala Aslam Qureshi were also present.

The Bahawalpur DCO directed the executive district officer health and the assistant commissioner of Ahmedpur East to conduct separate audit of the purchase of fuel for ambulances and other THQ Hospital affairs.

On the occasion, MPA Qazi Adnan Farid drew the attention of the DCO toward apathetic situation prevailing in the hospital, and said that the hospital management was not providing ambulance services to the patients while the generator mostly remains shut during power loadshedding.

He also complained poor condition at the emergency of THQ Hospital, and alleged corruption in the issuance of Medico-legal certificates (MLC). Both the assistant commissioner and DMS Dr Arif Ghauri confirmed that generator was not made functional in the hospital.

EDO Dr Shahid Khalique was asked to take the Medico-legal certificates into his custody and hand over it to medical board for final investigation.

Imran Sikandar Baloch directed EDO Health Bahawalpur to ensure the redresssal of public complaints regarding civil hospital besides the provision of life saving drugs in emergency.

Earlier, the DCO directed the Highway Department to complete the construction of dual carriageway from Chowk Abbasia to railway station Dera Nawab Sahib within one year period. Chairing a meeting of tehsil heads of departments in Tehsil Municipal Administration office, the DCO reviewed the pace of road-construction work.

Mepco executive engineer said the company has received required funds to remove electric poles along with both sides of the road without further delay. Northern Sui Gas Pipe Lines Limited representative said that his department has been provided partial funds but the DCO ordered to stark work to avoid any incident during digging of earth.

EID CELEBRATION: Bahawalpur National Awami Party (BNAP) Chairman Nawab Salahhuddin Abbasi will celebrate Eidul Fitr at Sadiqgarh Palace Dera Nawab Sahib this year. Earlier, he had celebrated his two Eidul Fitr in UK during last two years.

BNAP spokesman said that Nawab Salahuddin Abbasi will offer his Eid prayers in Royal Eidgah Dera Nawab Sahib and will meet with the people from all walks of life at his residence Sadiqgarh Palace. He will also visit historical Fort Derawar in Cholistan, offer Fateha and will lay floral wreaths on the graves of his grandfather Nawab Sir Sadiq Muhammad Khamis and father Muhammad Abbas Khan Abbasi.

POOR HEALTHCARE COMPLAINED: PTI leader Tariq Iqbal was wounded in a road accident. He was removed to the emergency of Tehsil Head Quarter Civil Hospital where neither medical officer nor paramedical staff was present.

He stated that he was told that medical staff had gone to offer prayers but they did not return on their duty despite the passage of two hours. He said a staffer administered him injection while his colleague bought injection and other necessary medicines from a medical store.

He asked local PML-N leadership to conduct a surprise visit of emergency to observe their claims of better and improved emergency ward of THQ Hospital.

13 ‘NEGLIGENT’ ASIS PUNISHED: Regional Police Officer Ehsan Sadiq suspended 13 Assistant Sub-Inspectors and ordered them to report back to their respective Police Lines.

According to details, out of the 13 ASI, four Assistant Sub-Inspectors belonging to Bahawalpur, five to Bahawalnagar and four ASIs are from Rahim Yar Khan districts who were placed under suspension in the light of public complaints and charges of dereliction of duty.

The Regional Police Officer said that corrupt and inefficient police officials were bringing bad name to the department.

He underlined the need for change in thana culture and directed police officials to serve the masses with dedication.