Ratodero: Dr. Dost Muhammad Shaikh, an officer of BPS-19 working as Additional Medical Superintendent (General) in Chandka Medical Collage Hospital (CMCH), Larkana, fell down at night time in an open manhole near his official residence outside Central Laboratory a few days.
Fortunately, passersby took him out when the doctor cried for help. They said if few more seconds had passed he could have lost his life. He sustained injuries on his both legs and body. A diabetic, he suffered a mild heart attack due to falling in manhole and was rushed to Coronary Care Unit of the CMC Hospital where Prof. Saeed Sangi found changes in his ECG report and admitted him in the ward. He was provided proper treatment at CCU ward and after Echocardiogram he was again advised by-pass surgery on emergency basis. Now he has been operated at a private Hospital in Karachi.
It is said that similar incidents at the same manhole had taken place in the past. There are at least 5 manholes left open on just one road alone used round-the-clock by pedestrians and attendants of OPD & indoor patients of CHMCH. This road is in-front of Civil Hospital.
One manhole is also lying open since long in front of Dari police station and another at Bunder road. Both these roads are thickly populated and remain busy 24-hours.