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Court rejects bail plea of MS Umerkot Hospital

MN Report 12:19 PM, 1 Jan, 2022
Court rejects bail plea of MS Umerkot Hospital

KARACHI: The pre-arrest bail petition submitted by the medical superintendent of Umerkot Hospital and three others in the misuse of medicinal funds case was quashed by the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

After the Sindh High Court denied their bail, Dr Saghir, Medical Superintendent, Umerkot Hospital, and three employees of Sindh Health Department petitioned the Supreme Court of Pakistan. According to the Supreme Court's two-member panel of Justice Sajjad Ali Shah and Justice Mohammad Ali Mazhar, embezzlement of medication funds is a flagrant offence.

The court ruled that the pre-arrest bail should be denied because people in Tharparkar were dying due to a scarcity of medicines in health facilities. According to the court, the petitioners were also implicated in the embezzlement of drugs valued over Rs 40 million, and they could not be provided pre-arrest bail.

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