CJP visits JPMC.
KARACHI -- In response to a news report about the Supreme Court chief justice's visit to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre a day earlier, JPMC Executive Director Dr Seemin Jamali issued the following statement on Sunday:
'The Honorable Chief Justice Supreme Court of Pakistan along with Justice Faisal Arab and Justice Sajjad Ali Shah paid a surprise visit to JPMC on Feb 17 to personally take a view of the management and facilities provided at this largest public sector institute in Karachi.
'They visited various departments of JPMC, including ER, Neurosurgery ICU, and Radiology Cyber knife/ MRI, and were pleased with the quality of patient care and management at the facility. In an unprecedented gesture of appreciation, the Honorable Chief Justice graciously awarded Rs100,000 for the institution.
'A section in your news item has incorrectly reported that the Hon. Chief Justice of Pakistan expressed dissatisfaction over JPMC performance.
'The Secretary Health Department, who accompanied the Hon CJ, desired that other public sector hospitals should emulate the example of this facility,' the statement concluded.