Ratodero, Sindh: Sindh Senior Minister Nisar Khuhro has warned the specialist cadre doctors to ensure their presence in the OPD and TB & General wards otherwise disciplinary proceeding will be initiated against them.
This said while talking to media after surprise visit of Chandka Medical College Hospital OPD in Larkana on Monday morning.
The senior Minister was also accompanied by the Medical Superintendent of the Hospital, Dr. Safiullah Abbasi. Minister also visited various ongoing development schemes including Coronary Care unit.
He also inquired about the non-functioning of MRI/CT Scan foundation of which was laid by him three years ago when he was the Sindh Assembly Speaker and Burning Centre. The minister was informed that the burn centre will start within one month in CMCH.
The minister assured the people of Larkana that after the functioning of the new under construction Cardiac Department, the facility of conducting major heart operations will be available in Larkana including angioplasty and bypass as the existing department is unable to meet the ever increasing demand and rush of cardiac patients.
Many patients complained about non availability of medicines in the hospital and they said that they are forced to procure drugs from open market by the duty senior & junior doctors.
Khuhro directed the MS to ensure availability of quality drugs in the hospital for the benefit of poor masses. He also directed MS to ensure availability of all hospital staff including doctors on duty and checks their regularity & punctuality and added that absconding paramedics & doctors should be taken to task without discrimination.
He said that he would talk to Principal, Chandka Medical College and Vice Chancellor Benazir Bhutto Medical University about the non availability of senior specialist doctors due to which poor patients suffer very badly. He said that strict action will be taken against all those senior doctors who ignore government rules and pay more attention to their private activities than government Hospitals.
He assured the people that more dialysis machines will be added to the dialysis section and the out order machines will be got repaired within this week. He said that he will continue to pay surprise visit to the hospital regularly and check the doctors and paramedics on duty and added that he never excuse anyone in future.