Government hospitals: OPDs to remain shut during Eidul Fitr holidays

Doctors and paramedical staff to continue performing duties at emergency wards.

Asad Zia July 26, 2014


Tertiary care hospitals of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa will remain open during Eidul Fitr holidays while out-patients departments (OPD) will remain shut from Sunday to Friday.

Lady Reading Hospital’s spokesperson Syed Jameel Shah told The Express Tribune the emergency and casualty wards will remain open and only the OPD will be closed for Eid. He said a schedule of doctors, nurses, paramedics and other staff members has been prepared, adding that in-charges of the respective wards will also be present on duty for patients already admitted to the hospital.

Khyber Teaching Hospital’s Public Relations Officer Farhad Khan said the OPDs will remain shut from July 27 (today) till August 1. He added that during a meeting held on Saturday, the hospital’s chief executive, Inayat Shah Roghani, asked medical officers to pay special attention to underprivileged patients. Roghani also directed them to provide every kind of medical facility to patients admitted to various wards.

Farhad Khan said a contact list for all doctors, paramedical staff, nurses and other staff members has been displayed outside the chief executive’s office so that they may be contacted in case of an emergency.

Meanwhile, a source at the K-P health department said the provincial government has directed the heads of all three government hospitals in the city to ensure the presence of doctors, nurses and paramedical staff during Eidul Fitr holidays in case of possible terror attacks.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 27th, 2014.


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