Sahiwal: 5 children die after AC unit breaks down at govt hospital, says DC Zaman

SAHIWAL: At least five children died after an air conditioning (AC) unit here in the District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital broke down.

According to Sahiwal’s Deputy Commissioner, Mian Zaman, temperatures rose in the children’s ward at the hospital, resulting in the children’s deaths. The AC unit from another office was taken and installed in the children’s ward, he added.

Moreover, the DC said he has written a letter to the provincial government, informing them of the incident, and said they have initiated an inquiry into the incident.

A spokesperson for Punjab’s department of health said they have formed a committee to probe the incident and would present a report after conducting an investigation.

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, on the other hand, took notice of the incident and directed the DC to submit an inquiry report. He further directed that a comprehensive investigation be complete and those responsible should be brought to justice.