LAKKI MARWAT - The District Headquarters Hospital Lakki Marwat presented a ghost look during a surprise visit by Deputy Commissioner Zafar Ali Shah on late Wednesday night.

The 200 beds hospital built at the cost of over Rs200 million could not be made fully functional so far which has multiplied troubles of the residents of entire district especially patients. Many doctors and paramedics posted at the hospital do not take interest to perform duty and usually remain absent.

Taking action on public complaints the deputy commissioner paid surprise visit to the hospital on late night and found almost all the departments of the hospital closed. Even x-ray, laboratory and other facilities were also closed. A doctor and two paramedics were present on duty to run the district hospital.

The hospital's closure angered the deputy commissioner and sought a detailed report from medical superintendent and district health officer about hospital's affairs. He also warned on the occasion that government employees, who were not interested in carrying out professional duty, would be sacked.

Meanwhile, chairing a high level meeting at his office in district secretariat, Zafar Ali Shah asked the owners of private fruit and vegetable markets to shift their business to the new vegetable market situated on Manjiwala link road near river Gambila.

He directed the officials of municipal committee to equip the new vegetable market with latrines, drinking water and other facilities. He said that the administration would seal private vegetable markets in case the owners did not shift their business to the new market up to Dec 27.