PMA files appeal against closure of Janki Devi Maternity Hospital


Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has appealed to the chief justices of the Supreme Court and Lahore High Court to take suo motu notice of the closure of Janki Devi Maternity Hospital. PMA office bearers Dr M Tanveer Anwar, Dr Kamran Saeed, Dr Shahid Malik, Dr Izhar Chaudhry and Dr Salman Kazmi stated that the hospital was closed 21 days ago but government has not taken notice of the resulting injustice upon poor patients. Closure of Janki Devi Maternity Hospital has resulted in the transfer of numerous pregnant women to other hospitals of Lahore. The PMA has demanded the immediate suspension of the Evacuee Trust Property Board Chairman Asif Hashmi whose incompetence led to the closure of the hospital.