Sindh Police Hospital needs doctors, blood bank

KARACHI: Sindh Police Hospital Karachi’s Medical Superintendent Dr Sikander Shah on Monday said hospital urgently requires consultant doctors and blood bank in order to provide better health facilities to policemen and their families.

Dr Shah told PPI that patients’s attendance has been increasing day by day in various hospital’s OPDs and there are urgent need of consultant doctors to improve healthcare. He said general surgeon, gynecologist, orthopedic, anesthesiologist, pediatrician and other technicians are needed in the hospital to improve healthcare performance.

He said department spends millions of rupees every year on policemen’s treatment from private hospitals who got injuries in line of duties, therefore there is dire need of specialist doctors in the hospital to save this money.

He said eight new air conditioners had been installed in X-Ray, Gynecology and Paeds Departments to provide quality treatment facilities to policemen and their families. He said 180 heatstroke patients had also been provided with treatment facilities in the hospital.

He said: “We have also requested the provincial secretary health to assign consultant doctors to attend patients in police hospital until the recruitment on specialist cadre doctors’ posts under rotational policy in order to provide better facilities to visiting patients”.

Dr Shah said the hospital also needs blood bank in order to fulfill blood requirement in emergency situation, while hospital laboratory also requires up-gradation.

He said a summery had been moved to Inspector General of Sindh Police and Secretary Health Sindh for appointment of consultant doctors, establishment of blood bank and up-gradation of laboratory.