Security beefed up in JPMC, adjacent hospitals


KARACHI: Three major government hospitals including Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) are facing serious security threats and administrations of these hospitals have already requested law enforcement agencies to provide them extra security to avoid any untoward situation, PPI learned on Wednesday.

The managements of three major hospitals – Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) and National Institute of Child Health (NICH) – have beefed up security in their respective institutions over security threats and requested the law enforcement agencies to further beef up security around the hospitals as private security guards hired by these hospitals are not capable to avert any terrorism activity.

A official of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center on condition of anonymity said officially no security alert is sent to the hospital as yet but the administration through non-official sources has learned that JPMC, NICVD and NICH are facing serious security threats as these institutions are located in a very sensitive area.

He said management under precautionary measures has beefed up the hospital security and banned entry of unnecessary vehicles in the premises of institution. The motorcycle parking near Emergency Ward of hospital has also been removed due to security threats. Private security guards and watchmen are put on high-alert to avoid any kind of untoward situation.

The administrations of these hospitals are considering to writing formal letters to Inspector General of Sindh Police and high-ups of other LEAs for provide additional contingents for the security of these healthcare centers, he said.

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