Poor health delivery system irks patients CHK ward

Karachi: Poor health delivery system and insulting behaviour of Gynaecology Ward staff of Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) with visiting patients has become routine practice.

An official of Civil Hospital Karachi who wished not to be named said Gynaecology Ward staff was treating patients in insulting manner and there was no respect of patients in the ward. The gynaecology ward consists of unit I, II and III, where hundreds of surgeries were performed in ward every day. He said insulting behaviour of staff with patients had badly affected the performance of wards.

Hundreds of women are being brought to gynaecology ward with emergency, and they had to waits hours for their turn. He informed that attendants of patients were being asked by junior doctors to arrange two to three blood bottles for each female patients shifted in ward with emergency.

He said affairs of ward were being handled by junior doctors as seniors remained absent from ward during rush hours. He said several deliveries occurred in ward unattended as such cases were handled by junior doctors.

Medical Superintendent CHK Prof Saeed Qureshi said staff shortage in ward was major reason behind the poor state of affairs in gynaecology ward. He said emergency cases were being handled by the resident medical officer and junior doctors due to staff shortage.

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