Operation theatres at the Allied Hospital have failed to cater to the increasing number of patients.
Thousands of patients visit the hospital’s outdoor patient department (OPD) daily while a number of people are operated on in the emergency ward, Allied Hospital Medical Superintendent (MS) Dr Rashid Maqbool told The Express Tribune.
The machinery at the operation theatre, set up around three decades ago, is also in a bad condition, creating problems for doctors and patients.
Sometime patients are even advised to get surgeries done from private hospitals, some attendants at the hospital said.
Medical Superintendent Dr Rashid Maqbool admitted that most of the hospital’s machinery was old.
“We do our best to provide good services to patients but we do not have sufficient funds to overhaul the old machinery,” he told The Express Tribune. “We have requested the government to provide funds to upgrade the operation theatres.”
Published in The Express Tribune, July 5th, 2014.