Trauma centre, blood bank soon in Police Hospital

Karachi: Medical Superintendent, Sindh Police Hospital Karachi, Dr Muhammad Younis Chachar on Friday said new trauma centre building and blood bank would be established soon in his hospital in order to provide advanced healthcare facilities to police officials.

He told PPI here that the feasibility report of both projects had already been forward to the Provincial Government and hoped that the construction of trauma centre will start soon and completed in two years, while the blood bank would be established in two or three months.

He informed that the seven posts of specialist doctors are lying vacant in different departments of Police Hospital and administration has requested the high-ups to end the shortage of doctors. He said posts of surgeons, gynaecologists and psychiatrists are lying vacant in the hospital.

Dr Younis further informed that the hospital had successfully administrated measles vaccine over 11,000 children in recently concluded campaign against the total target of 10,000.

He further said the attendance of Outpatient Department (OPD) has increased from 400 to 500 per day, while daily admissions are 12 to 15. He said the budget of the police hospital has not increased for last ten year and expenditures as well as the number of patients have increased by 100 percent. He said budget allocation should be increased as per hospital’s requirement.

Replaying to a question regarding the shortage of medicines, he said there is no shortage of medicines but acutely increasing number of visiting OPDs patients is a big challenge for hospital administration. He said administration has already written a letter to Inspector General Police Sindh in this regard.

Dr Chachar said Finance Department Sindh has stopped Police Hospital funds of Rs 2.4million like other public hospitals recently affecting its work. He said the hospital depends on Sindh Health Department and its staff belongs to health and police departments.

According the police sources around 32,000 policemen are deployed in Karachi city and keeping in view the prevailing law and order situation, police hospital desperately needs to be equipped with state-of-the-art health facilities.

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