All is not well at largest teaching hospital of upper Sindh

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Larkana: Corruption, mismanagement and lack of professionalism are main factors of downslide of treatment standard at the biggest teaching hospital of the upper Sindh.

According to details, a Hospital Management Committee meeting of Chandka Medical College Hospital (CMCH) was held here under the chairmanship of Vice Chancellor (VC), Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SMBBMU) Prof: Ghulam Asghar Channa, at the office of the CMCH Medical Superintendent, Dr. Inayatullah Kandhro, here on Thursday.

Commissioner Mohammad Abbas Baloch, DC Kashif Ali, Professors who are all head of departments as well, PPP local leaders and other notables attended the to discuss the affairs of the CMCH.

Prof: Aftab Shah of medicine said that CMCH has the facility of PCR machine for testing Hepatitis but there are no kits since long due to which the machine has become useless.

Prof: Mukhtiar Abro said that we have outdated x-ray machines and there is not a single computerized machine.

Prof: Manzoor Phulpoto said that they are providing free medicines to 1800 TB patients and many of them are also given Rs:5000/- each on self-help basis.

Dr. Zahid Hussain said that recently five new dialysis machines have been donated to CMCH but there is no space to install them in the dialysis center adding as many as 40 kidney-failure patients are getting dialysis in three shifts daily.

Prof: K. Das complained that costly machines received in new OT Complex have not yet been installed which shows the lack of interest of the CMCH administration due to which these machines will get rusted or out of order before their expiry dates.

Prof: Ilyas Shaikh said that there are no air-conditioners in the Dental Ward, adding there is a huge work in CMCH than Liaquat University Hospital but shortage of doctors is always felt.

Qalab Hussain Lahori said that people belonging to non-sweeper communities have been recruited as sanitary workers in the CMCH due to which cleanliness is going from bad to worse.

Qazi Asghar said that meetings are regularly held but the decisions are never implemented which must be ensured.

MS Dr. Kandhro complained that in emergency department PGs are not attending their duties in all three shifts due to which emergency patients are losing their precious lives. He said that evening & night rounds are also not taken by the Consultants. adding all ghost employees including sweepers will have to perform their duties or else their monthly salaries will be stopped.

Prof: Abdul Hameed Shaikh said that Paeds Medicine department in fact was to be made a separate Institute of Child Health having 240-bed capacity but it is regrettably still a department divided into three units. He said that CMCH employees are under separate administration of MS & this creates fundamental issues because the employees often refuse to work due to which they are unable to take any action against them resulting multiplying of patients woes.

VC & Commissioner assured the participants to resolve all the issue on priority basis for which a committee comprising additional registrar Dr. Saeed Shaikh, MS Dr. Kandhro and additional DC Adeel Ahmed was constituted which will submit recommendations for resolving the basic issues confronted by the HODs and the poor needy patients.

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