Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar. - A file photo

ISLAMABAD: Expressing its displeasure over poor facilities at mental health facilities in Peshawar, Chief Justice Supreme Court Mian Saqib Nisar said patients at mental hospital were treated inhumanely.

The remarks were given while hearing a case regarding the waste management of hospitals in KP. The chief justice remarked that patients were locked like animals whereas it seemed as if people had were forgotten these patients were human too.

When secretary health claimed that improvements have been made after the court orders, the chief justice inquired how could he makes such tall claims. He also expressed dissatisfaction over disposal of waste generated from hospitals in the province.

The authorities informed the bench that 4000 kg waste were being generated from 63 hospitals of the province, adding that Health Department has the capacity to dispose 3600 while Rs200 million have been earmarked to dispose 480 kg waste.

The chief justice said that he will visit the hospitals soon.

To which the secretary replied that medicines he (chief justice) provided were being provided to the patients.

Chief Justice Saqib Nisar had visited hospitals in KP in April and summoned the then chief minister of KP Pervez Khattak to court to discuss the disposal of waste in the province.

He had visited a mental health facilities and expressed his displeasure over poor condition there.