KARACHI: The Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) is facing acute shortage of ambulances as its old ambulances have completed their life-period and are no more in workable condition, it was learned on Thursday.
JPMC’s administrative official told that the hospital urgently needs new ambulances as old ones had decayed. He said emergency processes were being delayed due to ambulances’ shortage.
He said JPMC is one of the major teaching hospitals of Karachi as 60% patients with emergency requirements are generally brought in JPMC’s Accident & Emergency Department for treatment.
He informed that only two ambulances are in working condition, which is not enough for hospital like JPMC. He said ambulance services are not even available for employees when they needed in case of any emergency.
JPMC’s Deputy Director Admin & Focal Person, Dr Jawaid Akhter Jamali, when contacted, said ambulances had completed their life-period and are no more in workable condition.
He said the hospital administration had sent request to health department for provision of new ambulances to the hospital and hoped ambulances will be delivered to institution within three months.