Larkana: The1352-bed capacity largest Teaching Hospital of upper Sindh is facing acute shortage of CT Scan films due to which all patients needing this vital diagnostic facility are being asked to get it done from private centre who charge much more than the hospital authorities.
Sources told PPI that 20 to 25 CT Scans are daily conducted of private and indoor patients at Chandka Medical College Hospital patients but due to exhaustive position of the government hospital facility all patients are suffering and undergoing extra costs on getting it done from outside privately.
Worst affected are the injured who are shifted by their attendants in serious condition on stretchers from Casualty to private CT scan centre which can be fatal for them. 600 to 700 CT scan x-rays are monthly done in CMCH for which films must be made available for six months or on annual stock basis so that poor patients should not suffer for no fault of theirs because only non-affording people come to get medical treatment at government sector hospitals and lack of medical supplies there only added miseries to their lives.
Sources further said that MRI is still not working since its installation and many MNAs, Ministers, MPAs and other dignitaries have tried their best but without any result so far resulting in loss of tax payer’s hard earned money. This project was approved in 2009 and has only started a year ago but it is facing shortage of films every month which must be taken notice of without loss of further time by higher government authorities, poor patients have demanded.