ISLAMABAD - The staff members of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) where the gunman Sikander who created mess in front of the Parliament House on Thursday last at Jinnah Avenue, have protested against the threatening behaviour of law enforcement agencies’ officials who forcefully and without permission accessed the patient for investigation in the wee hours of Wednesday.
It has been learnt that Pims Executive Director (ED) Mehmood Jamal has conveyed the resentment and the complaints of the hospital staff to the highest authorities to take notice of the incident.
According to information, five law enforcers in plain clothes, who introduced themselves on insistence of the hospital staff as police officials, including SSP and ASP, entered the Liver Transplant Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at 3:00am where Sikandar is admitted. When the hospital staff tried to stop them and asked them to take permission first from the ED, they misbehaved with the staff.
Initially, they agreed to wait until the ED allows but when the hospital staff was trying to contact the administration they without waiting for the nod from the hospital administration entered the patient’s room and forcefully kicked out the staff of Liver Transplant ICU from the department and investigated the gunman for 15 minutes.
“We are not against the investigation but it’s not the proper way. Firstly, the time was not correct and secondly the way they adopted was offending,” maintained one of the officials of the hospital wishing not to be named. They even threatened a nurse and a female doctor saying “we will see you” when they stopped the police officials.
As the issue is sensitive and anyone can’t be allowed to enter the area without identification and security clearance, as the hospital administration is responsible if anything happens. And it is also important that police investigate the patient after consultation and permission of the treating doctors’ team as Sikandar is still in ICU and has not recovered completely, said officials.
Pims ED could not be contacted for comments despite repeated attempts.
According to officials, though the gunshot wounds may take 10 to 12 weeks to heal but after a week or 10 days he might be in a position to be discharged. A team of doctors treating the gunman will take the decision but so far nothing has been decided in this regard.
Medical reports have revealed that Sikandar has personality disorder and has been a drug addict.