The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare today decided to beef up security at all public and private hospitals and a guideline would be issued soon in this regard, said an official handout.
An instruction would also be made asking the authorities concerned to list the names of the teachers and students who remained absent for long in all medical and dental colleges across the country, the handout added.
The decisions were made at an emergency meeting on hospital security held health ministry with State Minister for Health and Family Welfare Zahid Malik in the chair. Senior officials of the ministry were present.
Hospital directors have already been asked to facilitate archway and install CC TV and metal detectors at their facilities while they have been keep an extra watch to avert any kind unwanted incidents.
According to the decision, private hospitals have been asked to increase their security personnel, while public hospitals should raise the number of Ansars and police personnel. The hospital authorities have also been asked to put extra attention to the movement of attendants.