Lahore: Jinnah doctors thrash security guards
LAHORE: Doctors of Jinnah Hospital on Friday night thrashed a security guard of the hospital allegedly for not ‘obeying orders’, witnesses and sources said. The medics thrashed guard Zeshan thrice in open and then detained him in a room to torture him more. Zeshan’s colleagues, who protested the incident, were meted out similar treatment by the ‘furious’ doctors.
Sources said Dr Usman Imtiaz, of Surgical Unit-III, asked Zeshan to get the ward vacated from attendants of patients. Zeshan told the doctor that two of his fellows were already doing the same job.
The guard’s ‘blunt’ response annoyed the doctor and he told the poor chap to obey his orders or face the music. Later, Dr Imtiaz and his colleagues would give a sound thrashing to Zeshan in public view. They also took Zeshan to a room where he was locked up to bear the brunt of doctors’ blazing wrath for quite some time.
All security guards abandoned their duties to gather outside the hospital and protest the incident. They blocked the road and chanted slogans against the “inhuman attitude of doctors”.
MS Dr Afzal Shaheen and other officials reached there to pacify the protesters. Meanwhile, another group of doctors turned up there and thrashed some security guards again. The doctors refused to ‘release’ injured Zeshan despite repeated requests made by the administration and the police.
Later, the paramedical staff and other employees of the hospital also refused to work in protest against the doctors’ ‘callousness’.