34,700 dog bite cases reported in 11 months

KARACHI – Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the record number of OPD patients and surgical operations in Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) is the manifestation of public confidence and quality of services. “We are committed to improve them further.”

This he said while going through the progress report of last 11 months, the JPMC Executive Director Dr Seemi Jamali presented to him on Friday.

According to report, from January to December 2017, 1301,005 patients were provided medical facility in the OPD of the JPMC while Emergency Patients number stood at 449,090. Some 66,127 patients were admitted in the hospital, of them 8,288 could not survive. The number of gynae and Obstt Emergency patients is 40,228 while the dog bite cases during the that period were 34,700.

On this the chief minister expressed surprise that such a huge number of dog bite patients were reported in JPMC only. “The local bodies must launch campaign against stray dogs, otherwise this would create more problems,” he said.

According to report, 15,551 deliveries cases were done at JPMC. Some 27,400 surgical operation were carried out and 6230 gynae &Obstt Operations were also conducted.

The overall, bed occupancy ratio in JPMC during the said period remained at 84.6 percent.

The chief minister lauded the services of JPMC team and its executive director for ailing people visiting here [JPMC] not only from all over Pakistan but from other countries also. “We would further improve JPMC services and would also add more beds by constructing more wards,” he assured.

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