LAHORE, November 25:Principal Post Graduate Medical Institute Prof. Dr. Sardar Muhammad Al-freed Zafar has said that to make the security matters of LGH foolproof, retired Army personnel will be hired as Chief Security Officer and from an authoritative private security company trained armed guards and snipers will also be recruited.

He asked the private security company to deploy soldiers retired from military and other law enforcement agencies in the hospital on a priority basis who can ensure better security than the general public. MS Dr. Abdul Razaq and other administrative doctors were present on this occasion.

Talking in this regard, Principal PGMI said that eight constables were sanctioned for the Police Post of LGH but at present only one Constable is available on duty which is not sufficient for thousands of people coming to such a large hospital daily.

He once again demanded from the IG Police and CCPO to meet the demand of deploying relevant personnel including the post of sub-inspector at the LGH outpost so that matters could be handled effectively in case of any emergency. Prof. Al-freed said that more CCTV cameras would be installed at the entrances and exits points of the hospital to further improve the security. Principal directed the MS LGH to visit the hospital and ensure to take duty from the security guards recruited in the company and ensure that the guards of the state-owned private security company are always on alert and no one can go without handing over charging to the other shift.

Prof. Al-freed asked the administration that there would be no compromise on the security system so that doctors, nurses and paramedics could treat the patients in a safe atmosphere and all available resources would be utilized in this regard.

He further said that implementation of “One Bed One Attendant” policy would have to be ensured and the performance of duty shift DMS security guards of all the three shifts would be bound to implement the policy of one patient and one attendant in wards including emergency.

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