Poor service irks patients in CHK Gynae ward

Karachi: Poor healthcare delivery system and rude behaviour of the staff of Gynaecology Ward Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) with visiting patients has become routine in Sindh’s largest provincial government tertiary care hospital.

An official of Civil Hospital Karachi, who wished not to named, said Gynaecology ward staff is treating patients in rude manner and there is no respect on for the patients in this ward. The gynaecology ward is of consists of three unit I, II and III where hundreds of surgeries are performed every day. He said insulting behaviour of staff with patients has badly affected the performance of this ward.

A large number of women are being brought in the gynaecology ward in want of emergency treatment, and they have to waits for hours for their turn. He informed that attendants of patients are often asked by junior doctors to arrange two to three blood bottles for each female patient shifted to the ward in emergency condition.

He said affairs of ward are being handled by junior doctors as senior doctors often remain absent from the ward during rush hours. He said several deliveries are being handled by junior doctors.

Medical Superintendent CHK Prof Saeed Qureshi, said that staff shortage in the ward is major reason of these problems. He said emergency cases are being handled by resident medical officers and junior doctors due shortage of staff.

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