DASKA - Patients at Daska Civil Hospital are being sent to the private hospitals and clinics established around the hospital by all the male and female doctors and paramedics. This was stated the by the local social, political, business and health sector representatives while talking to the newsmen here Wednesday. The provincial government has recently constructed the new building of Daska Civil Hospital by spending a huge amount of Rs160 million with a sole aim to provide the better and advanced medical health cover to the local people at the local level. They strongly criticised the Sialkot health department officials alleged slackness in resolving the prolonged perturbing problems including the non-availability of the gynaecologists and shortage of the medicines at this hospital. Senior Vice President of Daska Civil Hospital Patients Welfare Society Zafar Malik told that in an important meeting, it was a point of grave concern and should also be an eye opener for the health department officials concerned that there was no gynaecologist in Daska DHQ Civil Hospital for the last eight consecutive months, as two gynaecologist doctors had resigned and two had left their jobs due to prolonged shortage of maternity health facilities and over load of the work. He added that all the visiting pregnant females were still remaining at the mercy of the untrained nurses, who try to treat the visiting the pregnant women there in Daska Civil hospital. Provincial health department officials and Sialkot district health department still remain unable to ensure appointment of any female gynecologist doctor here due to which the pregnant women had to go to the nearby private hospitals and clinics. There is only one women medical officer (WMO) at Daska DHQ Hospital, who is responsible to look after the emergency affairs and issuing the medical legal certificates. DCO Sialkot Mujahid Sher Dil had visited this hospital a week ago and expressed grave concern over this very pathetic state of affairs of this Hospital. Zafar Malik expressed grave concern over this critical condition, urging the provincial health secretary to ensure the appointment of the gynecologists here. He said that the hospital management said that there was no fund for the repairing of the hospitals out of order ambulances, their fuel and for the fuel for the generator of this hospital. Hospitals two big-sized generators and three ambulances had been waiting for fuel since long. Though the Daska Civil Hospital had got the status of District Headquarters (DHQ) level hospital, but the state of the affairs at this hospital had become very pathetic from being worst due to the alleged slackness of officials concerned of provincial health department and Sialkot district administration as well. The non-availability of the medicines, doctors, paramedics on their official duties still goes unabated and unchecked, negating the high claims of the government to provide better medical health cover to the local patients at local level. On the other hand, the hospital management has shifted the hospitals autopsy room into a newly constructed room. Medical Superintendent Capt (r) Muhammad Iqbal told the newsmen that local MPA Yahiya Gul Nawaz has allocated Rs 5.5 million from provincial government funds for the early establishment of a well-equipped post-mortem house at Daska DHQ Civil Hospital. The local people were suffering from great difficulties in getting the postmortem of their deceased persons here due to non-availability of any proper building for autopsy house there at Daska DHQ Hospital.