There has been no dialysis machine for kidney patients at any government hospital across Swabi district which has a population of 1.8 million people.
This is forcing local residents to go to Rawalpindi for the purpose which is very time consuming and expensive but despite repeated demands no one is paying heed to their demands.
“My father is suffering from kidney failure. Both of his kidneys are not working. The only way out is dialysis twice a week and for this we have to take him to Rawalpindi. This is time-consuming as well as very expensive a process. We need a car and a driver and have to stay in hotels in Rawalpindi. This is an extra financial burden,” said a local resident Hakim Shah while talking to The Express Tribune, adding that in the entire district of Swabi there is'nt a single dialysis machine.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 6th, 2021.