Lahore: Machinery worth Rs 2.5m missing; YDA demands team to probe Mayo Hospital ‘theft’
LAHORE: Young Doctors’ Association General Secretary Dr Salman Kazmi, on Sunday, said that local police and Mayo Hospital administration have failed to resolve the theft issue of machinery worth Rs 2.5 million from Mayo Hospital Punjab Institute of Preventive Ophthalmology (PIPO). YDA, in its meeting, appealed to President Asif Ali Zardari to direct the formation of a high-powered team to have a neutral probe and investigation into the matter. Kazmi said that the theft of such expensive machinery took place a year ago, however, nothing was recovered until now. He said that only one person, PIPO Finance Officer Sabir, has been taken into custody without any progress in the case. Only three people had the key to the store from where the machinery was stolen, however, they had not been investigated properly, Kazmi added.
He suspected that some senior office-bearers were also involved in this case who were trying to trap a ward attendant.
The equipment was stolen from the third floor but the hospital guards have stated that they did not see anyone, Kazmi added.
He said that around two years ago, machinery worth Rs 150,000 was stolen from the same place. For that incident, responsibility was fixed on six staff members and later the same amount was deducted from their salaries, Kazmi added. He enquired that how could a single man be accused this time for such a big case.