PPSA raises voice against CHK medicine theft

Karachi: President Pakistan Paramedical Staff Association (PPSA) Karachi Division Nazeer Abbasi on Wednesday alleged that theft of medicine was in peak at Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) in connivance with a senior official.

However, In-charge Medicine Department CHK Dr Muhammad Ahmed has denied the theft of medicines in CHK and involvement of any senior doctor in such cases.

He said paramedical leaders were leveling such allegation on personal difference with officials.

President PPSA told PPI that unfortunately a senior official of CHK had joined hands with mafia in stealing medicines of the hospital being provided by the government for poor and needy patients. He said whenever thieves were arrested, the administration left them free.

He said poor patients were being deprived of medicines, but hospital administration did not devise any strategy to control the medicine theft from CHK. He alleged medicine worth Rs 50,000 had been stolen from hospital in recent past, but the administration did not take any action in this regard.

He said Medical Superintendent (MS) of CHK Prof Saeed Quraishy is a very honest person; therefore, some employees of hospital were taking the disadvantage of him. He urged the MS to expel all people who had become the part of the mafia involved in medicine theft in health facility in order to save institution from further destruction.

He demanded of the Chief Minister Sindh, Health Secretary and other high-ups to conduct probe into the issue and take action against those found involved in medicine theft at CHK.

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