K-P governance: DHQ Abbottabad yet to receive a dialysis unit

Thousands of dialysis patients of Hazara division go to Ayub Medical Complex, Abbottabad


APP November 28, 2016

ABBOTTABAD: Even after passage of three years, the government of Khyber- Pakhtunkhwa has yet to provide a new dialysis unit to the District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital Abbottabad.

The oldest dialysis unit of Hazara division, which was installed in 1992 at DHQ Abbottabad, broke down three years ago after completing its life, but the provincial government did not take any interest in providing a new unit to the hospital.

A health official of K-P  said the provincial government has the budget and facilities, but lacks the political will to care about the sick and ailing.

Requesting anonymity, as he was not authorised to speak to the media, the official said that nobody in provincial government seemed serious in the department for the provision needed health facility to the masses of Abbottabad.

Presently, thousands of dialysis patients of Hazara division go to Ayub Medical Complex, Abbottabad. The overcrowded and overburdened, hospital gives three to four days waiting time for dialysis to the patients, he said.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 29th, 2016.

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