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The Pakistani government has launched an investigation after several bodies were found under mysterious circumstances on the roof of a hospital in Multan. A committee must report on the incident within three days.

India Today Web Desk

New Delhi,UPDATED: 14 Oct 2022 21:32 IST

Several bodies have been found on the roof of a hospital in Multan, Pakistan.

By India Today Web Desk: The Pakistani government has ordered an investigation after several bodies were found on the roof of a hospital in Multan. South Punjab’s health department formed a six-member team on Thursday to investigate the incident at Nishtar hospital.

Earlier, while visiting the hospital, Chaudhry Zaman Gujjar, the chief minister of Pakistani Punjab, had found several decrepit bodies on the roof of the hospital’s mortuary. He then ordered the cremation of the bodies left behind and instructed health authorities to take action against the employees involved in the case. He also assembled a six-person team to investigate the case.

The six-member committee, including a professor from Nishtar Medical University, a senior medical officer and two officers from Multan Police, has been asked to submit a report within three days. The committee will be headed by additional specialist health care secretary Muzamil Bashir.

Meanwhile, a student from Nishtar Medical University said: Dawn that the bodies were used for medical experiments by the students. He said the bodies had already been used in the experiment and placed on the roof to extract bones and skulls for further medical use.

After the bodies were discovered, the hospital issued a statement saying that strict action will be taken against those responsible for the bodies found “under the open sky”. Dawn reported.

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