MANSEHRA: Relatives of the patients undergoing dialysis regularly have demanded the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to replace the faulty dialysis machines at the Ayub Medical Complex (AMC), Abbottabad, with the new ones to address the agonies of those who cannot afford expenses of private clinics.
Mohammad Younas, a retired official of the Forest Department, told a press
conference here on Sunday that a large number of patients were suffering every day because of the faulty dialysis machines.
He said his wife was suffering from Hepatitis-C and she had to undergo dialysis twice a week but because of the faulty machines at the AMC, her dialysis was being carried out at private clinics, which he could not afford in his meagre pension.
He said as a retired government employee, he was entitled to get free dialysis of his wife at the AMC but because of the faulty machines, he was compelled to take her to a private clinic twice a week.
Younas said there were nine machines at the complex but two of them, used for the dialysis of the Hepatitis-C patients, had been out of order for the last three months, causing problems to the patients.