Heads roll over Nawaz Sharif’s ‘distant’ vaccination in Lahore

Punjab govt suspends hospital MS and senior medical officer

By: News Desk      Published: 11:08 AM, 24 Sep, 2021
Nawaz Sharif vaccination
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The administration has sprung into full action after the news of PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif’s wrong entry in the NCOC vaccination record as the Punjab Specialised Healthcare Department has suspended Kot Khwaja Saeed Hospital Medical Superintendent and Senior Medical Officer for showing negligence and inefficiency, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The red-faced healthcare department on Friday suspended two medical officers: MS Dr Ahmad Nadeem and senior MO Dr Muneer Ahmad of Kot Khwaja Saeed Hospital for showing dereliction in the performance of their duties. The suspended medical officers were asked to immediately report to the health department. 

Mian Munshi Hospital Additional Principal Medical Officer Dr Muhammad Ijaz Butt has been transferred to the Kot Khwaja Saeed Hospital and he is given the additional charge of the hospital medical superintendent.

The Specialised Healthcare Department has issued the notification in this regard.

The 24News TV channel reported on Thursday that according to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) record former three-time prime minister and PML-N supremo Mian Nawaz Sharif who was sitting in London had got a jab of Covid-19 vaccine from a Lahore hospital on September 22. 

As per the NCOC record, Nawaz Sharif who is currently lodging in the UK had been administered the shot of coronavirus vaccine. The jab was administered on the Identity Card of Nawaz Sharif at Kot Khwaja Saeed Hospital.

 According to the record, the PML-N supremo was administered the Chinese vaccine, SinoVac. 

As the TV channel highlighted the news of Nawaz Sharif having got Covid-19 vaccine jab in Lahore, the FIA team along with health department officials had reached the Kot Khwaja Saeed Hospital to investigate the matter. They took the vaccination record into their possession from the hospital’s vaccination centre. 

On the other hand, the specialized health department also took stern notice of the wrong entries of the coronavirus vaccine receivers. It suspended operators Abul Hassan and Adil Rafiq.

The MS of the hospital constituted a three-member committee to investigate the wrong entries. 

The committee was to present its report within 24 hours after making inquiries from hospital doctors and other staff, but before that the Punjab government had shown the door to the MS. 

Reporter Azmat Awan