40 policemen, 10 protesters receive treatment at PIMS


ISLAMABAD: As many as 40 policemen and 10 sit-in participants received medical treatment during the last two days at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS).PIMS spokesperson Wasim Khawaja on Wednesday said that besides the policemen who are on duty, several protesters also visiting PIMS with complications like headache, fever, back-pain, sore-throat and weakness. He said that the hospital had put 18 highly equipped ambulances on high alert to provide immediate medical assistance to the sit-in participants of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT).He said that the protesters can visit the hospital’s emergency in case of any medical complication, or they can get information or standard medical assistance from hospital’s helpline 051-9261170. He said that all arrangements had been made to deal with any untoward situation and sufficient stock of medicines was available at the hospital.He added that on the direction of Shaheed Zulifqar Ali Bhutto Medical University Vice Chancellor Javed Akram, a qualified team of medical and paramedical staff was working in emergency round the clock. He said that all senior doctors were on call while special directions from the vice chancellor had been issued to provide standard medical cover to the protesters. He said that the hospital management had also managed the routine services of the hospital so that the admitted patients and the incoming patients other than the protesters were also provided with the basic health facilities.He said that there were chances of the spread of infectious diseases due to the presence of people from different areas in the sit-ins and in this regard, the hospital management had made special arrangements. 

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