Islamabad - Federal Government Services Hospital Polyclinic will soon get one hundred more medical staff members to cope with the increasing number of patients, said an official on Tuesday.

The official said that a hundred doctors have been finalized and designated in the polyclinic hospital in the upcoming week. The selection has been made after passing the Federal Public Service Commission recruitment test.

However, official also said that the inductions of 100 doctors is not a long-term solution to the chronic staff shortage at the hospital which sees around 5000 patients in Outdoor Patient Department on a daily basis. He said that polyclinic has above 300 beds and is operating over capacity because the influx of patients from twin cities is increasing every year.

Official said that the newly inducted doctors will be posted in different medical facilities working under the polyclinic hospital. Besides the main hospital, 33 dispensaries and two Mother Child Health centers are also working with the facility.

He said that the failure of Ministry of Capital Administration and Development Division in extending the hospital capacity has increased the hardships of patients and staff members.

The 180 doctors currently employed at Polyclinic are inadequate to meet the increasing number of patients every day. The hospital also has insufficient facilities.

Spokesperson Polyclinic hospital Dr. Sharif Astori confirmed that one hundred doctors will be joining the hospital in the next week. 

But a larger number is still required to overcome the patients’ burden.

In a separate incident, Ministry of National Health Services Regulations in compliance of Supreme Court orders sealed a pharmaceutical factory.

The statement issued said that NHS officials along with Federal Investigation Agency and National Accountability Bureau raided the Everest Pharmaceutical Company on the orders of SC.

The statement said that the company located at Kahuta was sealed while the employees managed to flee the scene before any action was taken. A number of spurious and banned drugs were recovered from the factory.