Wednesday Apr 14, 2021
A medical superintendent, belonging to the District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital in Gujranwala, has shown immense bravery and dedication to his duty amid an increasingly worsening situation, as protests by a religious party continued for a second day on Tuesday.
According to Medical Superintendent Fazl-ur-Rehman, his vehicle, carrying oxygen cylinders from Lahore, reached Gujranwala when it was stopped by protesters at the Chanda Qila Bypass.
Fazl-ur-Rehman said that he was beaten up by a few protesters but he continued to plead with them to let him get the cylinders to the hospital and was able to have his vehicle spared from an onslaught.
He said that the hospital has 150 patients who are on oxygen and if they had not got their supply on time, their lives would have been in great danger.
The medical superintendent said that owing to a blockage of roads, the hospital's supplies had run out.
He thanked the motorway police and district administration who aided in his safe departure from the protest venue.
Protests by a religious party broke out yesterday which have since resulted in much destruction on the roads, with multiple vehicles damaged, or set ablaze.
Dozens have been injured and two policemen, in Lahore, also died amid the violence.