KARACHI - Acute shortage of water at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) has forced the hospital administration to postpone more than 300 operations other day (Saturday). The administration has also shifted dozens of patients to Civil Hospital, Abbasi Shaheed Hospital and other medical facilities due to acute shortage of water. According to sources, water shortage has been there for the last week and a half due to which patients, doctors and paramedics have faced immense problems. The sources said several operations were postponed on Saturday except some emergency deliveries which required surgeries. It is pertinent to mention that JPMC consists of 28 different wards having 1500 beds. JPMC pays lots of rupees under the head of bills and despite paying bills, water is not supplied properly, said the sources. Patients have to buy water for their necessities, they added. When Assistant Director Administration of the hospital Chaudhary Muhammad Akram was contacted, he confirmed that operations have been deferred. When Chief Engineer KW&SB Iftikhar was contacted he said the problem occurred due to some technical problem in water supply lines which would be solved soon.