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May 20, 2017

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Patients shifted to a tent in Umerkot

Patients shifted to a tent in Umerkot

MIRPURKHAS: The administration of the Civil Hospital Umerkot has shifted its admitted patients to a tent in parking area of the hospital.

The patients of paediatric, gynaecology and male wards have been shifted and being treated under a tent in the parking area of the hospital. The patients, including women and children, are facing severe hot weather during daylight. On the other hand, they are also vulnerable to diseases spread through mosquito bites. The tent-cum-hospital has no electricity arrangements due to which patients are in deplorable situation. Civil Hospital Umerkot Medical Superintendent (MS) Dr Muhammad Jam, when contacted, told ‘The News’ that due to some maintenance work of the hospital building, the admitted patients were shifted to a tent. 

However, he refused to give any estimated timeframe for restoration. “I don't know when the maintenance and repair work will be completed, so I am unable to comment,” he said.

Under such circumstances, it is important to note that doctors avoid admitting even serious patients to the hospital and prefer to refer them to other hospitals.  According to the MS, over 600 patients report daily to the OPD of their hospital and around hundred of these patients need immediate hospitalisation.

 

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