Islamabad - Garbage heaps dumped in open space outside highly sensitive area of Burn Centre and Federal Government Junior Model School PIMS, due to the incompetent administration of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), pose serious threat to the health of the citizens.
Administration of PIMS with more than 600 beds has been unable to dispose of the infective hospital waste, which should be incinerated properly. The PIMS administration depends on a private firm for collection and disposal of dangerous medical waste, which averages more than two thousand kilograms per day.
Sources said that the incinerator plant at PIMS is not functioning and the above stated hospital outsources its waste but how and where it goes , as there is no appraisal system to keep check in place. According to the health experts, all persons exposed to hazardous hospital waste are potentially at risk which includes all those who either handle the waste at any stage or are exposed to it as consequences of careless management.
When the correspondent contacted PIMS administrations for the above mentioned complaint, Director Non-Medical Affairs Zahid Laalik refused to give any statement while Assistant director Non-Medical, Saddaqat told INP that PIMS administration has nothing to do with the waste disposal. “Capital development Administration (CDA) is solely responsible for waste disposal management service,” he added.