Patients no more a priority at Shaukat Khanum in Lahore.

LAHORE -- Scores of patients visiting the Shaukat Khanum Hospital had to face a great deal of inconvenience in getting treatment due to the beefed-up security and political activities there on Friday because of the PTI Chairman Imran Khan's presence there.

Mr Khan was admitted to the hospital after getting injured in a firing incident at Wazirabad during the long march.

The visitors say because of presence of a large number of PTI leaders, workers, media representatives, along with their DSNG vans, the hospital's entrances remained blocked throughout the day. Police contingents were another hurdle, they add.

They regretted that despite having valid appointments, most of the patients from Lahore and other parts of Punjab could not enter the hospital premises.

'Various department, including the OPD, remained deserted. The guards and the police personnel manning the main gate allowed entry to only a few patients for necessary treatments like chemotherapy,' said Naseer from Faisalabad who had brought his mother for a chemo session.

He said it took him around two hours to enter...

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