Prof Asked To Explain Absence
SECRETARY Health Punjab Fawad Hassan Fawad paid a surprise visit to the Cardiac Surgery Department of Mayo Hospital on Monday morning and found Professor of Cardiac Surgery Dr Mansoor Hussain absent from duty.
Medical Superintendent Dr Zahid Pervaiz also accompanied the Secretary. A handout here on Monday added that Secretary Health took serious notice of the absence of the professor. Later on, after receiving the information regarding the visit of the Secretary Health, Prof Mansoor Hussain reached hospital.
Fawad Hassan Fawad has called an explanation from the professor. Secretary Health paid this surprise visit to investigate various public complaints regarding medical negligence. He constituted a three-member inquiry committee to probe into the affairs of Cardiac Surgery Department of Mayo Hospital and furnish a report to the Secretary. The members of the inquiry committee include Prof Arshad Cheema, Prof Khalid Masood Gondal and MS Dr Zahid Pervaiz. Secretary Health clarified that any kind of professional negligence in the hospitals would not be tolerated and strict action would be taken against the responsible according to the law.