LA panel on GB Pant hospital to meet today
Srinagar, June 3: The panel of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly will meet here on Monday to chalk-out future course of action for ascertaining the causes of tragic deaths of more than 480 infants at Valley’s sole pediatric hospital, GB Pant, during the last five months.
“I have called the meeting of all members tomorrow to discuss the line of action to be adopted for looking into the factors responsible for the infant deaths at the health institution,” Choudhary Muhammad Ramzan chairman of the Estimates Committee, mandated to look into the GB Pant mess, told Greater Kashmir.
Ramzan said this is a preliminary meeting and officials of Medical Education Department have not been called.
“This is restricted to members of the panel only and if need arises we will ourselves visit GB Pant to ascertain the reasons for such alarming number of fatalities,” he said.
Choudhary said the report will be submitted to Speaker, Muhammad Akbar Lone, who has ordered an inquiry in the matter.
Following a petition filed by two PDP legislators - Peerzada Mansoor and Basharat Bukhari - and hue and public outrage over the infant deaths, Lone had instituted inquiry in the matter by 11-member Estimates Committee.
Besides Choudhary, other members of the panel include: Dr Mustafa Kamaal, Harshdev Singh, Hakeem Muhammad Yasin, Muhammad Sharief Niyaz, GM Saroori, Abdur Rehman Veeri, Yasin Shah, Ashwini Kumar, Peer Afaq, Peerzada Mansoor and Basharat Bukhari.
Meanwhile, Muhammad Akbar Lone told this newspaper that whosoever is indicted by the panel won’t be spared.
“I will ensure that inquiry is completed within shortest possible time,” Lone said, adding the continuous deaths at GB Pant hospital was a matter of grave concern.
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