Friday Oct 14, 2022
MULTAN: Adviser to Chief Minister Punjab Tariq Zaman Gujjar said a whistleblower tipped him about the rotting bodies on the roof of the mortuary at Nishtar Hospital.
“I was on a visit in Nishtar Hospital when a man approached me and said if you want to do a good deed then go to the morgue and check it out,” Gujjar said.
He said when he reached there the staff wasn’t ready to open the doors of the mortuary. “To this, I said if you don’t open it right now, I am going to file an FIR against you,” Gujjar added.
He said when the morgue was finally opened and they stepped in only to find at least 200 bodies lying around. “All the decomposing bodies [of both men and women] were bare. Even women’s bodies weren’t covered."
Gujjar said he asked them (doctors) to explain what was going on they said these were used by the medical students for educational purposes.
“Do you sell these bodies? I asked the mortuary authorities.”
Gujjar said he asked doctors to explain the incident and in response, they said it was not what it looked like as these were used by the medical students for educational purposes.
“Two of the bodies on the roof were rather in the early stages of decomposition. Maggots were all over them,” Gujjar said.
He said he had never seen anything like that in his 50 years of life.
“Vultures and worms were scavenging on the corpses on the roof. Our tally showed there were at least 35 bodies on the rooftop of the mortuary.”
“The bodies after being used for medical education purposes should have been given a proper burial after Namaz-e-Janaza, but they were thrown on the roof,” Gujjar said.