A report has been sought from Chandigarh by the National Human Rights Commission over the alleged malfunctioning of emergency wards in three government hospitals.
An NHRC statement said: "We have taken cognizance of a media report which was forwarded by Avinash Rai Khanna, Rajya Sabha MP, alleging that emergency wards in three government hospitals in Chandigarh were not catering to critical needs of patients properly."
"As per media reports, patients were getting lost in the hospitals due to lack of coordination between the staff. Medical personnel on emergency duty were missing," the statement said.
Three hospitals found erring were Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Government Multi-Specialty Hospital in Sector 16, and Government Medical College and Hospital in Sector 32.