CM orders immediate inquiry into fake stents implantation

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LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif presided over a meeting on Monday to review in detail the matter of implantation of fake stents in heart patients in Mayo Hospital Lahore.

Specialised Health and Medical Education Provincial Minister Khawaja Salman Rafique, Specialised Health and Medical Education Secretary, Special Branch additional IG and Punjab Institute of Cardiology CEO also attended the meeting while Pakistan Drug Regulatory Authority CEO and Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology Director participated through a video-link.

The CM ordered an inquiry into the matter and constituted a committee headed by the Chief Minister Inspection Team chairman and ordered the committee to submit a report within seven days.

Shehbaz Sharif directed strict implementation of ban on entry of unregistered vendors in the hospitals and said that no complaint should be received in this regard in future.

He said that the model of Punjab Institute of Cardiology should be ensured by all the hospitals regarding stents implantation.