ISLAMABAD (APP) Citizens have asked the high-ups of Ministry of Health to hold surprise visits to government hospitals in the federal capital to monitor the services being provided to the patients. They said such visits were indispensable to check the working atmosphere of federal government hospitals and attitude of doctors towards patients. There is dire need to improve services delivery system at Out Patient Department (OPD) and Emergency ward at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) and Poly Clinic,they said. They complained that most of the time junior doctors attended the patients while senior doctors were not available at OPD and emergency ward of PIMS. They consider the hospital as picnic place where they just come to spend a few minutes to show their presence and they dont take anything seriously, said Asif Khan, an attendant of a patient at PIMS. He said junior doctors who work in the absence of senior doctors have not enough experience to give proper medical advice to the patients and they have to move to private hospitals. Similarly, those patients who come from far-flung areas of the country for treatment purpose at PIMS also face several problems like getting next date for check up or operation. Muhammad Naseer, an attendant of a patient who was admitted in Medical Ward-III said No senior doctor is here to check my brother while junior doctors remain busy in gossip with one another all the time. When contacted an official of the hospital said, Over 4,000 patients daily visit OPD for treatment of various health problems. He said out of total incoming patients visits, 75 percent are follow up visits while 25 percent new patients come to hospital OPD daily. Unlike medical practices abroad where one doctor examines five to seven patients in a day, here in Pakistan each doctor has to examine 200 patients daily at OPD. he added. He said a team of seven to eight doctors performs duties in hospitals OPDs including Medical officer, Professor, Assistant Professor and Post Graduates while in filter clinics each section has two to three doctors. He said around 800 to 900 patients visit hospitals Emergency Department daily including 400 in main emergency while other visit Children Emergency ward, Burn hospital emergency and Mother and Child emergency unit. He said five to six community medical officers remain on duties in each emergency ward where mostly patients visit with minor diseases like cough or headache while only few patients get admitted in the ward with serious conditions including head injury, heart attack etc.