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Two die, nine other injured as roof of hospital collapsed in Gujrat

Two die, nine other injured as roof of hospital collapsed in Gujrat

Two die, nine other injured as roof of hospital collapsed in Gujrat

Two die, nine other injured as roof of hospital collapsed in Gujrat

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GUJRAT: At least two people were killed and nine other were injured when  roof of Aziz Bhatti Shaheed Teaching Hospital Gujrat suddenly collapsed.

The patients were undergoing treatment in the surgical ward located on the first floor of Aziz Bhatti Shaheed Hospital in Gujrat when suddenly the roof collapsed injuring several patients.

The rescue staff immediately removed the injured patients from the debris and shifted them to other wards and outside.

Two patients including a woman under treatment died and 9 were injured in the incident.

According to the hospital sources, an attempt was made to make the pillars smaller to renovate the hospital, due to which the ceiling of the surgical ward collapsed.

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On the other hand, Provincial Minister for Communications & Works Punjab Malik Soheb Ahmed Bherth directed the research wing of C&W to conduct an inquiry.

He further said that action will be taken against those responsible for not taking safety measures regarding repairs.

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Meanwhile, Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz asked the health secretary for a report on the incident and ordered an inquiry. She said that action should be taken against those who are negligent.

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