LAHORE: Day after hundreds of fully-suited lawyers stormed a cardiac hospital in Lahore which left at least three patients dead, Rangers has been deputed at the PIC to control law and order situation. On Dec 11, Punjab Home Department had approved the deployment of Rangers at key locations of the province including the PIC to maintain the law and order situation of Lahore. The para-military force has taken the charge on the buildings and started performing their duty. It is pertinent here to mention that at least three heart patients died on Wednesday after hundreds of lawyers stormed a Pakistani cardiac hospital and attacked doctors. Three patients including an elderly woman died after doctors failed to provide them timely treatment and remained engaged in averting the assault, Punjab provincial Yasmeen said at a press conference in Lahore. A group of hundreds of lawyers, who had ongoing issues with the doctors of the Punjab Institute of Cardiology, stormed the hospital, vandalising property and damaging dozens of vehicles of visitors and setting ablaze a police van, Rashid said. According to police, the lawyers started punching and kicking some doctors at the Punjab Institute of Cardiology and beating them with sticks. The mob damaged hospital equipment and prompted the families of some patients to move them to other hospitals. Authorities said tension had been brewing between the city s lawyers and medics since last month, when one Lahore lawyer complained that doctors mistreated him when he took an ailing relative to the hospital. It was unclear what the alleged mistreatment involved. The incident yesterday was allegedly triggered by video clips some doctors had made ridiculing the lawyers. Punjab information minister Fayyaz-ul-Hassan who arrived at the hospital to mediate was also thrashed by angry lawyers. This was kind of a high-handedness which none of civilised societies can tolerate, provincial law minister Raja Basharat said. Prime Minister Imran Khan, who ordered an inquiry into the incident, directed Punjab provincial government to take stern action against all those involved in the attack. Several lawyers have been identified from the television footage and the government will deal with all those involved in the attack with an iron hand, Basharat said. PM on Thursday telephoned Punjab Information Minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan and took details of the shocking incident of the clash between doctors and lawyers at the PIC. The premier expressed regret over the tragedy and asked about wellbeing of the minister as he was manhandled by the charged lawyers when he attempted to calm down the situation. He appreciated Mr Chohan for keeping the watchful eye on the incident and reach out at the spot to resolve the dispute. PM Khan said that nobody could be allowed to attack the hospitals and the government was responsible for protection of every segment of the society. “The PIC incident is shameful the wise strategy of the Punjab government has saved the situation from deteriorating further” he said. He directed the Punjab government to take concrete steps for preventing such incidents in the future. CM Punjab has on Thursday said those who attacked the PIC in Lahore will not escape punishment as vandalism at the hospital is beyond bearing. CM said in his statement that inquiry has been initiated of the unfortunate incident in which lawyers attacked the PIC and committed the worst act by torturing patients and their relatives. The CM expressed condolences to the families of three patients who lost their lives owing to the violent clash between lawyers and hospital staff. He stressed that identification process of the suspects has been initiated with the help of CCTV footages.