LAHORE - Lahore General Hospital has revised the security plan to ensure safety of patients, attendants and staff.

According to the new plan, the attendants of patients will be issued special security cards, while irrelevant persons will not be allowed to live at hostels. No vehicle of outsiders will be parked after fixed timings, and more CCTV cameras will be installed to keep the entire building under watch.

LGH Prof Khalid Mahmood will supervise the monitoring of security arrangements.

The decisions were taken at a meeting held yesterday with Prof Khalid Mahmood in the chair. LGH medical superintendent Dr Niaz Ahmed, AMS Security Dr Rana Shafiq, administrative doctors and representatives of private security company attended the meeting.

Prof Khalid, during the meeting, urged the security personals not to allow any ambulance, wagon or rickshaw parked permanently in the hospital premises. He also directed to verification of credentials of all those workers who supply meals and other items to hospital from the police.

He further directed the hospital staff to display identity cards during duty hours. Nursing administration must maintain the record of all the visitors in addition to strictly implementing the visit timings, he added.

The PGMI principal also urged the residents of the housing colony inside LGH to keep vigilant and inform Duty DMS and police immediately on finding anything suspicious.

AMS and DMSs of Evening and Night shifts have been made duty bound to monitor sanitary inspectors and security guards and report the principal on daily basis.

PEF stresses proper security: The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has asked its partner schools to ensure proper security measures for the protection and safety of students and teachers.

According to a circular issued by the Punjab government yesterday, the boundary wall of the schools should be barbed with eight feet height. Only one gate should be used for entry and exit while security guards should be deputed at the main gate along-with metal detectors.

PEF schools are further directed to install CCTV cameras inside and outside with 24 hours recording facility. All the visitors should be properly checked and their entry should be recorded in the guests’ register.

The schools should also conspicuously place telephone numbers of concerned institutions including rescue 1122 along-with briefing the students and teachers about their use, the circular further says.