ISLAMABAD: Citizens have demanded of the authorities concerned to ensure implementation of medical Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) by senior and post-graduate (PG) trainee doctors at the federal capital’s major hospital- Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) to avoid mishaps.
According to them, keeping in view the seriousness of the section, only well-trained medical and non-medical staff having full knowledge of SOPs and all other procedures, should be assigned at PIMS emergency.
Akmal Haneef, a patient, was of the view that due to non-observance of SOPs by the staff at the emergency, patients faced several hardships, particularly those who were brought there in critical condition.
Sometimes patients at the emergency department, he said, needed immediate response from expert doctors but only general physicians were found there and the specialist doctors did not visit emmergency on time.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 30th, 2019.