DASKA - The patients are in a great ordeal at the DHQ Civil Hospital Daska where they are not being provided with free medicines.

The officials concerned said that they were unable to provide free-of-cost medicines to the poor due to unavailability of funds. They added that the government had not yet provided funds to the hospital for medicines.

The Medical Social Officer Daska said that the department was unable to provide medicines due to funds paucity, pledging to provide the medicines after receiving the needed funds by the provincial government.

The local people expressed grave concern over the unavailability of the life-saving drugs at the hospital. They urge the government to ensure early provision of funds at Social Welfare Department of the hospital.