Normalcy returns to PIC.


LAHORE -- Normalcy returned to the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) on Tuesday with resumption of healthcare delivery at Out Patients Department (OPD) and indoor wards.

Doctors, nurses and paramedical staff, however, staged a token protest for one hour at noon in the OPD to protest against lawyers' attack on the largest cardiac facility in the country six days back. Rangers have already taken over security of Emergency to avoid any untoward incident. Grand Health Alliance (GHA), a representative body of doctors, nurses and paramedical staff, has reiterated demand of provision of foolproof security at hospitals across the province.

Patients were the ultimate sufferers of discontinuing healthcare delivery following lawyers' attack on the PIC. Punjab Governor Ch Mohammad Sarwar has summoned the Punjab Assembly to meet on December 18 (today) at 3pm. The government is most likely to table the bill on protection of doctors and paramedics in the assembly during its forthcoming session. Following the lawyers' attack on PIC last week, the Grand Health Alliance, representative body of doctors and allied health staff, raised the demand for security at healthcare facilities across the province.

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