FEROZWALA -Heart patients at the District Headquarters Hospital have complained against lack of facilities in the Cardiac Care Unit of the hospital during a survey.
“The medicines allocated for the CCU are taken away by Dr Farooq for his private clinic,” patients alleged during the survey. The surveyors visited the unit and met with the patients suffering from heart diseases. The patients including Allah Bakhsh, Hamid Bhatti, Rana Arif, Abdul Salam, Attaullah and others complained that cardiologist Farooq, the in-charge of the CCU, scarcely visited the unit while junior doctor and paramedical staff used to examine the patients instead of concerned doctor . “Even one tablet was not available in the CCU. All the medicines have to be purchased from market,” they said.
On the other side, the children ward in DHQ Hospital has packed to capacity as two or three children are lying on one bed. There are more than 150 children while the ward is of 50 beds.
Gastroenteritis is spreading in and around the city. However, Medical Superintendent Anwar Aman allegedly could not satisfied the media persons about the situation. The survey was conducted on the directives of Adviser to the Punjab Chief minister Manshaullah Butt. The report would presented to the adviser Punjab sectary health and the DCO.