People seek improved services at PIMS

Shortage of beds, medicines, doctors irk people coming to casualty ward.


APP July 31, 2017
PHOTO: EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: Citizens on Sunday demanded of the authorities concerned to improve services delivery system at emergency department of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS).

According to them, a large number of patients from far-flung areas visit Pims emergency unit daily and face many problems due to lack of facilities and inadequate services.

PIMS nurses protest excessive work

They said that only limited beds were available in wards situated in the emergency department, where not only staff was limited, but there were acute shortage of medicines. They asked to take notice of frequent absence of senior doctors and non-observance of duty-roster by medical and non-medical staff at the emergency unit. They said there should be a monitoring mechanism to check them whether the duty staff observe their duties or not.

Amir Shah, a patient, alleged that senior doctors mostly remained absent from their duties while only postgraduate doctors, who were studying there, run the affairs of the most sensitive unit of the hospital.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 31st, 2017.

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