Punjab Chief Minister Parvez Elahi has taken notice of the horrifying incident of the Nishtar hospital bodies scandal and ordered an inquiry into the matter.
Expressing grief over the matter, Chief Minister Parvez Elahi said strict action should be taken against those responsible for the mishandling of bodies as the desecration of bodies cannot be allowed in any civilized society.
Moreover, Parvez Elahi has ordered the immediate completion of the report and action against the responsible.
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Thursday, Adviser to the Chief Minister Chaudhry Zaman Gujjar visited Nishtar Hospital in Multan, Punaj, and found several putrefied bodies on the roof of the dead house. He ordered the cremation of the abandoned bodies and directed the health authorities to take action against the employees involved in the matter.
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Horrific videos and images of the bodies are going viral on social media as netizens raise alarm over the way bodies were being handled by the hospital authorities. In the videos and pictures, some bodies were thrown on the floor and an old wooden cot.
The revelation of throwing abandoned dead bodies on the roof top of Nishtar Hospital Multan. The remains of more than 500 bodies were found. Investigation begins!
This is insanity! How ruthless the management of Nishtar Hospital could be!!
O Allah! Mercy. pic.twitter.com/UfQife8cCz
— Dr Imran Ali Arain (@drimranaliarain) October 14, 2022
According to social media claims, 500 bodies were found. However, investigative reports that analyzed the videos claim that the bodies were around 20. Many bodies also had organs missing.
Former Minister Moonis Elahi revealed that the university authority said the bodies were allegedly handed over by the police to Nishtar Medical University for post-mortem and if needed for teaching purposes to MBBS students.
Moreover, the university said that bodies were already foul-smelling and decaying and could not even be used for teaching purposes. Therefore, after putrefaction, the bones are retrieved for medical purposes and the bodies are buried properly later.
An official inquiry has been launched. Pls read initial reply:
These are the unknown dead bodies handed over by the police to Nishtar Medical university Multan for post mortem and if required to be used for teaching purpose for MBBS students. https://t.co/NhGFYWsGYj
— Moonis Elahi (@MoonisElahi6) October 14, 2022
While the university defends the bodies on its roof, netizens are raising a storm on social media nevertheless and are condemning the manhandling of the bodies.
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