Patients at stake as Burns Centre hit by medicine shortage


Karachi: Friends of Burns Centre, a non-governmental organization (NGO), had stopped the supply of medicines to Burns Centre Karachi over political activities of medical wings of political parties and frequent protest demonstrations of paramedics against the administration.

Reliable sources of Burns Centre Karachi said Friends of Burns Centre had stopped supply of medicines to patients with burns injuries due to increasing political activities of medical wing of political parties in the premises of healthcare. The administration of NGO asked Civil Hospital Karachi administration to take the control of Burns Centre again.

Sources said Friends of Burns Centre had limited their public welfare activities in healthcare due to political activities and frequently held protest demonstrations against the administration. All the administrative affairs of Burns Centre are almost in state of halt.

The administration has also stopped the provision of medicines to poor patients brought throughout the Sindh province and Balochistan province for treatment.

The shortage of medicines partially affected the routine operational work like dressing of patients in healthcare. They said there were of capacity 70 beds in hospital for burns patients.

However, sources said MS Civil Hospital Saeed Qureshi has sought one week time to resolve the matter with Friends of Burns Centre administration in this regard.

In-charge CHK Burns Centre Dr Ehmer-Al-Ibran when contacted said Civil Hospital administration has started provision of medicines to Burns Centre and there was no shortage of medicines in healthcare now. He admitted that Friends of Burns Centre had limited their public welfare activities over some issues.

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