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  • Motion against PIC for delayed treatment

    LAHORE: The Punjab Assembly has been moved against the Punjab Institute of Cardiology for giving much delayed appointments to patients needing heart surgery or angiography...

    The motion demanded that the health authorities take notice of the “maladministration” in the PIC and other state-run hospitals and provide relief to the poor patients...

  • ‘Unregistered’ drugs for PIC patients

    LAHORE: “Unregistered” life-saving medicines are being administered to cardiac patients at the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) Lahore ignoring the fact that such practice had claimed lives of over 100 patients registered with the institute in 2012...

    The PIC management has been procuring the medicines for the last many years in sheer violation of the Drug Regulatory Authority Act 2012 which categorically states: “such drugs shall...

  • Complaints: PIC head’s removal ‘on the cards’

    LAHORE: Provincial government has reportedly decided to remove Punjab Institute of Cardiology Chief Executive Prof Bilal Zakaria Khan from the post following complaints of alleged mismanagement and negligence that was affecting patient care at the institute...

    A senior official privy to the development told Dawn on Sunday the chief minister had assigned the task to the search committee to find a suitable candidate to replace Prof...

  • Junior doctor appointed PIC cardiology dept head

    LAHORE: In the “first administrative order”, newly-appointed chief executive of Punjab Institute of Cardiology Prof Dr Nadeem Hayat Malick has appointed a junior doctor as head of the cardiology department...

    Prof Malick, who was appointed as head of the institute a few weeks back by the Punjab government, bypassed many senior doctors of the PIC as well as other medical institutes of the province amid tall claims of the chief minister...

  • ATA, murder attempt sections added to case against PIC medics

    LAHORE: The police on Monday added anti-terrorism and attempt to murder sections to the FIR registered against attacking doctors and paramedics of the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) for allegedly torturing and injuring some lawyers on the premises of the health facility...

    Earlier, the lawyers had also lodged a protest demonstration outside the Lahore Press Club the same day...

  • Over 500 patients discharged from PIC after attack

    LAHORE: The Punjab Institute of Cardiology wore a deserted look on Thursday as the institute discharged over 500 heart patients admitted to its various wards, including the emergency unit, shortly after the attack of lawyers on the facility on Wednesday...

    According to officials, some of the patients were referred to other health facilities following health complications, while various others had left the PIC themselves to avoid any...

  • Senior bar members demand judicial inquiry into PIC attack

    LAHORE: The legal fraternity on Friday boycotted courts across the country against the arrest of lawyers in the wake of the attack on Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC), while senior leaders of the bar demanded a judicial inquiry into the incident...

    On the other hand, strict security arrangements were made at the Lahore High Court besides deployment of Rangers outside the premises to deal with any violent protest by the lawyers... ...

  • Attack on PIC opportunity for introspection and self-accountability: CJP Khosa

    Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa on Saturday said that the "tragic, unbelievable and shocking" attack on Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) earlier this week is "an opportunity for introspection and self accountability"...

    The chief justice then said he would refrain from saying more on the subject as the matter is sub judice before the Lahore High Court...

  • PIC trudges back to life

    LAHORE: The shattered windowpanes have been replaced and bedside monitors are blinking...

    As the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) reopens, things are slowly trudging ahead...

  • Lawyers seek action against members for PIC attack

    ISLAMABAD: Against the backdrop of the tragic Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) incident, a group of 55 senior lawyers on Monday called upon the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) — the mother regulatory body of lawyers — to proceed against delinquent lawyers who violated the law and committed illegal acts...

    Signed by senior advocates and advocates of the Supreme Court, the two-page letter unequivocally condemned the attack on the PIC by...

  • PM Imran's nephew Hassaan Niazi obtains interim bail in PIC attack case

    More than a week after the attack on Lahore's Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) by a group of lawyers, Prime Minister Imran Khan's nephew Hassaan Niazi obtained interim bail in the case on Friday from an anti-terrorism court and denied his involvement in any offence at a press conference...

    I want to explain my viewpoint over the issue as I am answerable to the nation," he said, adding that on the day of the attack he was at the...

  • Speaker summons IG for in-camera briefing on police role in PIC episode

    LAHORE: Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi on Thursday ordered summoning of the inspector general of police (IGP) to give an in-camera briefing to a special house committee on why police did not stop lawyers from marching towards the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) and attacking it, leading to deaths of some patients...

    He gave the direction after PML-N’s Safdar Shakir held police responsible for the lawyers attack on...

  • Doctors agree on ‘controversial’ plaque’s removal from PIC

    LAHORE: The lawyers and doctors on Tuesday agreed on one point that the medics would remove the ‘controversial plaque’ installed by them at the Punjab Institute of Cardiology to commemorate tragic deaths of three patients during lawyers attack on Dec 11...

    Held at the office of the capital city police officer (CCPO), the meeting was attended by a committee constituted on the directions of the Lahore High Court...

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