Karachi: Members of Pakistan Paramedical Staff Association (PPMSA) Sindh and PPMSA Karachi on Tuesday staged protest demonstration outside Karachi Press Club against Medical Superintendent (MS) Civil Hospital Karachi and demanded removal of MS from his post.
The protesters were carrying banners and placards inscribed with different slogans like remove MS civil hospital & save hospital, accept genuine demands of paramedics, stop illegal allotments of offices to medical wings of political parties and bring improvement in health delivery system in hospital.
President PPMSA Karachi Division Muhammad Nazeer Abbasi while addressing the protesters, said health delivery system had been badly affected due to the incompetent and inefficient MS civil hospital and a number of departments were not functioning in hospital. He said tenure of current MS of hospital had proved worst for patients and staff as compared to past.
He said air conditioners of emergency were out of order, while isolation & vascular surgery wards have been closed in healthcare, professors remain absent from OPD duties, administration illegally allotted offices to medical wings of political parties, MRI machines are non-functional since a year and administration have failed to resolve the problems being faced by paramedics.
He demanded of the Sindh government, health minister, secretary health and other high-ups to immediately remove the MS of Sindh’s largest healthcare from his post as soon as possible and appoint competent officer on this post in order to improve health delivery system in hospital.
Shahid Sabri, Saeed Ahmed, Manzoor Ali, Gul Sher Jamali, Kamil Khan, Arif Ullah Marwat, Zahid Hussain, Iqbal Hussain were also present on this occasion.
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