Fake news debunked: Did CM Buzdar’s protocol cost a 2-year-old’s life at Punjab hospital?

08:33 PM | 28 Aug, 2018
Fake news debunked: Did CM Buzdar’s protocol cost a 2-year-old’s life at Punjab hospital?
MIAN CHANNU - A two-year-old girl, who was earlier believed to have died because she was not admitted to the emergency at a hospital in Khanewal district, is very much alive and receiving treatment at the very hospital.

Several media outlets reported on Tuesday that the chief protocol officer of Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar ordered closure of Mian Channu’s Tehsil Headquarters Hospital during the chief executive’s visit to the medical facility.

The officer “did not allow entry of the girl by locking the door despite repeated requests from the family which resulted in Komal’s death”, according to media reports.

However, a video of the CM’s visit shows the baby being treated for Thalassemia inside the hospital and her mother sitting beside her.

The CM also inquired after the patient’s health as shown in the video being circulated on social media.

CM Buzdar was on a visit to Mian Channu to inspect the working of Tehsil Headquarters Hospital and to offer condolences to the family of a close friend.

The writer is a member of the staff.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 23 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 23, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.25 for buying and 280.25 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 23 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.25 280.25
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.52 748.52
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.91
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.3 912.3
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.39 59.99
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.11 172.11
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.46 731.46
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 26.02 26.32
Swiss Franc CHF 305.97 308.47
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82


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