KARACHI: Medical Superintendent, Sindh Government Hospital Liaquatabad Dr Ansar Ahmed Ansari on Saturday said his hospital urgently needs specialist doctors to deal with the rising number of patients and also to further improve patient care.
Dr Ansari, talking to PPI news agency, said the number of visiting patients has increased sharply in this 200-beded hospital. He said 1500 to 2000 patients attend OPDs on daily basis.
He said posts of over 15 senior medical officers are lying vacant in the hospital. He said the posts of specialist doctors including pathologist, general surgeon, urologist, physician, neurologist, nephrologist and casualty doctors are also lying vacant in the hospital.
He informed that 50 posts of nurses have been sanctioned for the hospital but only 28 nurses are available in three shifts, while rest of posts are lying vacant which need to be filled to further improve patient care. He said there was no shortage of medicines in the healthcare but a request has been sent to the health department for increasing the budget for drugs to cater increasing number of patients.
Dr Ansar said his hospital offers all major OPD services include paeds, gynecology, orthopedic, ENT, cardiac emergency, dialysis facilities, emergency care, paeds nursery, blood bank and diagnostics facilities to the residents of Liaquatabad, Nazimabad, FB Area and other neighboring localities free of cost. He said dialysis facilities are available free of cost in the hospital and 35 registered patients are availing these facilities on regular basis.
He said a Breast Cancer Diagnostic Center building has been completed in the hospital and screening of women will start soon. He said this new diagnostic center will be made functional within two months. He said around 200 to 250 patients are brought to the hospital’s emergency department every day where they receive emergency treatment.
He said that currently 150 doctors are performing their duties but the hospital urgently needs specialist doctors to improve patient care. He said 350 paramedics, nurses and other administrative employees are also performing their duties.
He said a Paramedical Training Institute and a School of Midwifery and School of Nursing have also established in the hospital. He said paramedics, nurses and midwives also trained under the supervision of experts.
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